[OS X TeX] pdflatex and TL2008

Justin C. Walker justin at mac.com
Sun Sep 21 00:23:50 EDT 2008

On Sep 20, 2008, at 19:54 , Juergen Fenn wrote:

>> A followup question: Does this explain why trying to update or  
>> install
>> 'pdflatex' by name, from several different mirrors, fails?
> Probably yes, because, logically speaking, you cannot update a package
> that has not been installed before (or that has been deleted  
> meanwhile).
> Instead, you have to install it again...

For my own clarification: I have tried both 'update' and 'install'  
commands with tlmgr.  If I understand things correctly, 'install' does  
not depend on the package being present locally.  Is that correct?


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