tlmgr (was: [OS X TeX] MacTeX-2008)
Joseph C. Slater PE, PhD
joseph.slater at wright.edu
Wed Sep 10 08:49:11 EDT 2008
On Sep 9, 2008, at 2:57 PM, Axel E. Retif wrote:
> On 9 Sep, 2008, at 08:14, Herbert Schulz wrote:
>> When using the gui and clicking on the Update All button I got a
>> single update even though multiple packages were listed for update.
>> Maybe that was the effect of using the mirror. Using a single
>> server rather than the mirror is probably the best way to avoid
>> that problem but I doubt it makes CTAN happy.
> I guess if we all choose the utah.edu mirror, it wouldn't make CTAN
> (*and* the University) very happy; but I think that if I choose a
> mirror close to my location (in my own city, as a matter of fact) no
> harm is done.
> Anyway, I behaved like a good citizen and, without doing any changes
> to the defaults, did the upgrade and everything went well.
> Now I'm thinking, though... For me is very important to have my two
> machines (desktop and laptop) perfectly in sync as far as my work,
> fonts and TeX is concerned ---what happens if when upgrading both
> machines one uses one mirror and the other another mirror, and end
> up with different versions of some packages, or worse, different
Victor has been diligently documenting this on the mactex wiki. It
would be good if the conclusions of this discussion made it on there
too. I don't have time to follow it all, but appreciate everyone's
effort on this. I'm sure to be a beneficiary.
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