[OS X TeX] LaTeX Updater i-Package updated

Enrico Franconi franconi at inf.unibz.it
Mon May 1 08:53:41 EDT 2006

On 1 May 2006, at 14:48, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> 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  
>> installing
>> the TeX i-Package. It also opens the option of having the LaTeX- 
>> updater
>> 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.
>> 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.

This doesn't seem to be a nice feature of the i-installer :-(
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