# [tldoc] tl2020 manual translations

Mon Mar 9 16:47:05 CET 2020

Le 05/03/20 à 16h54, Denis Bitouzé a écrit :

> Le 02/03/20 à 16h53, Karl Berry a écrit :
>
>> Let me know if any questions or problems.
>
> On a French mailing list dedicated to TeX, we discussed the pros and the
> cons of the two ways of configuring TL on Unix, regarding the binaries:
>
> 1. binaries directory added to the search path,
>
> I know The TeX Live Guide doesn't recommend the latter but I've never
> been convinced by the arguments against it, both by some of the guys
> https://tug.org/pipermail/tex-live/2013-May/033581.html) and by French
> guys, both of them arguing with the same arguments but none of them
> rebutting my rebuttals.
>
> Hence, unless some new convinced arguments make me change my mind, could
> I take the liberty to add a note of the translator in the French version
> of the guide that explains my point of view on this matter?

Here is the note I'll add in the French translation:

┌────
│ % Original text
│ \item[create symlinks in standard directories:]
│   [...]
│   The safest and recommended approach is to leave the option unchecked.
│ %
│   \begin{description}
│   \item[Translator's note.] On the contrary, the translator (Denis Bitouzé)
│     recommends this option: it greatly simplifies the installation since it does
│     not require the post-install actions described section~\ref{sec:env}. This
│     method requires precautions only in following cases.
│     \begin{description}
│     \item[Multiple Installations:] For example, suppose you keep the \TL{} 2019
│       along side the \TL{} 2020 in case a document that used to compile with the
│       1st doesn't compile anymore with the 2nd. To switch from 2020 to 2019, it
│       will be enough to run\footnote{Assuming these \TL{} were installed in the
│         \dirname{/usr/local/texlive/} folder, subfolders \dirname{2019} and
│         \dirname{2020}.}:
│ \begin{alltt}
│ \end{alltt}
│       and then, to switch back to \TL{} 2020:
│ \begin{alltt}
│ \end{alltt}
│     \item[Dead symbolic links:] In case of installation of multiple \TL{}, it is
│       (typically \dirname{/usr/local/bin}). To delete them, simply run:
│ \begin{alltt}
│ > find /usr/local/bin -xtype l -delete
│ \end{alltt}
│     \end{description}
│   \end{description}
│   % End of the added text
│
│   % Original text follows
│ \item[after install, set CTAN as source for package updates:]
│   [...]
└────

> (with a link to the discussions in order people can make their own
> opinion)?

Unfortunately, the archives of the discussion in French are not available.

All the best.
--
Denis