[OS X TeX] LaTeX Updater i-Package updated
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon May 1 08:48:23 EDT 2006
On May 1, 2006, at 7:32 AM, Gerben Wierda wrote:
> Becuase I make it a rule to have i-Packages you can uninstall
> safely. If I
> would install in texmf.tetex this would not be the case.
> Uninstalling the
> LaTeX Updater could then only be achieved as a side-effect of
> the TeX i-Package. It also opens the option of having the LaTeX-
> contain multiple versions (e.g. a beta and a stable) because then it
> becomes even more improtant to be able to uninstall.
> If I wanted to have a LaTeX update in texmf.tetex, I would update
> the TeX
> i-Package itself, not provide a "overwrite" i-Package.
> The ConTeXt updater works likewise.
> There is no guarantee that all the i-Packages are non-destructive with
> respect to other i-Packages, but as a rule they should be.
I assume that means we should first uninstall the LaTeX-update before
installing a future TeX update.
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)
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