[OS X TeX] LaTeX Updater i-Package updated
Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Tue May 2 16:55:38 EDT 2006
On May 1, 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
>> LaTeX Updater could then only be achieved as a side-effect of
>> the TeX i-Package. It also opens the option of having the
>> 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
>> 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.
Not necessarily. As with ConTeXt at that time I should provide a check
and an option to deinstall.
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