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Re: Upstream vs packaged texlive


On 9 June 2013 23:54, Kevin Godby <godbyk@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Sun, Jun 9, 2013 at 5:48 PM, Tony Pursell
> <ajp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > I suppose that the advantage of the packaged version is that it gets
> updated
> > (if there is an updated version) at least every time you update to a new
> > Ubuntu version and possibly in between Ubuntu versions.  I installed
> texlive
> > for the precise manual, using the instructions on the website, and I
> have no
> > idea how to update it, if it does needs updating.
> Actually in the past, this hasn't been true. The Ubuntu packages
> weren't updated very frequently (and were often a year or more out of
> date).
> The Ubuntu/Debian packages were recently reorganized, however, so
> perhaps they'll be kept up to date more frequently in the future.
> If you've installed TeX Live from upstream, you can update at any time
> by running 'sudo tlmgr update --all --self'.  The upstream packages
> are updated quite frequently (i.e., daily) as newer packages are
> released.
> (It may not work at the moment as they've stopped 2012 updates while
> they finalize the 2013 for release.)
> —Kevin
When I run

sudo tlmgr update --list

I get

tlmgr: package repository
/usr/local/bin/tlmgr: The TeX Live versions supported by the repository
do not include the version of the local installation
  (2011).  Goodbye.


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