Texlive old install support

Philip Taylor P.Taylor at Hellenic-Institute.Uk
Wed Apr 15 11:17:44 CEST 2020

Joseph Wright wrote:

> Oops, sorry, a bit more detail needed.
> One can update between *some* TeX Live installs, but it's not really recommended. Rather, I'd go to
>     ftp://tug.org/historic/systems/texlive/
> and download the network installer for the year I wanted (they are in per-year directories), unpack it then do
>     install-tl -repository ftp://tug.org/historic/systems/texlive/<year>/tlnet-final
> This is exactly what I did to set up my laptop: that works back to at least 2009. (Really, anyone needing TL pre-2009 must have very unusual requirements: I tend not to need anything before about 2012 nowadays.)
> Joseph

Fine, thank you Joseph — all understood.  It just so happens that a major project started life in 2008, which is why I go back so far, but in practice it doesn't break until 2016/17.
** Phil.

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