[OS X TeX] LaTeX Updater i-Package updated

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Mon May 1 15:05:39 EDT 2006

On 1 May 2006, at 17:22, Josep M. Font wrote:

> Oh, yes, of course. And this is indeed an important and useful  
> feature of Gerben's setup... but how many of its "normal" users do  
> know this ? That's why I didn't suggest to change this behaviour, I  
> just suggested to explain it better... What seems to me that should  
> be avoided is that one i-package appears to be a "subset" of  
> another one (as a LaTeX installation is a "subset" of a TeX  
> installation), while in the inner workings it is slightly more  
> complicated. If a user sees "LaTeX updater", she should understand  
> clearly what it will do... And when updating the TeX installation a  
> reminder of first uninstalling the LaTeX updater should also  
> appear. Insiders are of course aware that any additions they have  
> made to texmf.local will remain, but what about non-insiders ?

Since Gerben is fully aware that this package is out there, I think  
handling a new LaTeX in texmf.local will be the same as a newer  
Context in texmf.local. This is a special case in the configure stage  
of the main TeX i-package. You will get a question as to which  
Context should be used: your new version, or the older that comes  
with the teTeX-tree.

At this point, the additional code can only be a fraction of what is  
already in the install script (± 2000 lines, IIRC). Especially if  
quite a bit of the code is already there.

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