Texlive old install support

Philip Taylor P.Taylor at Hellenic-Institute.Uk
Wed Apr 15 10:49:12 CEST 2020

Joseph Wright wrote:

> That all seems rather 'heavy'. As detailed in https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/25089/how-to-install-a-package-from-an-older-version-of-texlive, one just needs
>   * tlmgr option repository ftp://tug.org/historic/systems/texlive/<year>/tlnet-final

Does that mean that if I have a TeX Live installation for (say) 2008 which was not fully updated during the life of TeX Live 2008, I can retrospectively update it to the pre-freeze-for-2009 version  using the recipe above ?

/Philip Taylor/
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