[tex-live] Testing and Upgrading on Windows
zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Sun Jun 26 22:00:15 CEST 2011
2011/6/26 <texlive.jlists at spamgourmet.com>:
> Hello Norbert,
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Norbert Preining - preining at logic.at
>> [mailto:+texlive+jlists+b91ae3d2b2.preining#logic.at at spamgourmet.com]
>> Sent: Sunday, June 26, 2011 1:55 AM
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>> Subject: Re: [tex-live] Testing and Upgrading on Windows
>> On Fr, 24 Jun 2011, texlive.jlists at spamgourmet.com wrote:
>> > Is it possible to test the prerelease of TeXLive on Windows by
>> Not really. Are you so low on disk space?
> [Dominic] Well, to me at least it seems a bit odd and uneconomical on
> bandwidth to not only load the changed infrastructure parts, but also to
> re-load all packages. (Some of us are asked to keep an eye on their
> bandwidth usage.)
>> > script for Windows. - However, on the TL lists, there is frequent
>> > mention of one; in particular, it supposedly updates TL during
>> Yeah updates within the pre-release is of course working. But not from
> 2010 -
>> > 2011.
> [Dominic] Is there no script or will there be none? (For *nix, Windows, Mac,
> ...?) And what about updating from TL2011pre to TL2011?
I hope this remains the same as with TL 2010:
tlmgr option location URL_OF_TL_2011_repository
>> > Or is this a big misconception and I should simply do "tlmgr --update
>> > --self" against the prerelease repository?
>> That will not work. tlmgr will tell you that the release years don't
> [Dominic] Thanks. That is what I expected to happen.
>> If you are experimental, and know your way around in a windows system,
>> and are able to look into the registry, and know how to use the cmd line
>> call programs, you might be able to switch easily, but at the moment you
>> loose the uninstaller options.
> [Dominic] Sorry, I do not get your point. Once I installed it, it will be
> possible to use TL2011pre, instead, yes. But what does say about
> re-downloading about 1GB in the first place?
>> Of course, on Unix, all is much more easy ;-) (Sorry, had to get rid of
> [Dominic] So, then there is no need for testing other platforms, right?
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