[OS X TeX] LaTeX Updater i-Package updated

Gerben Wierda 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 
>> 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.
>> 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.
>> G
> Howdy,
> 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.


------------------------- Info --------------------------
Mac-TeX Website: http://www.esm.psu.edu/mac-tex/
          & FAQ: http://latex.yauh.de/faq/
TeX FAQ: http://www.tex.ac.uk/faq
List Archive: http://tug.org/pipermail/macostex-archives/

More information about the MacOSX-TeX mailing list