texlive-basic update broken

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Tue Aug 9 14:49:25 PDT 2011

On Tue, Aug 9, 2011 at 19:16, Paulo Moura wrote:
> Hi,
> The texlive-basic update is broken. See the following discussion for details:
> http://www.tug.org/pipermail/tex-live/2011-June/029494.html
> The bug seems to be already fixed up-stream but I'm not sure how we should proceed.

How exactly does that you are referring to relate to macports? The
particular problem in the thread that you are referring to was present
in TeX Live's repository for exactly 24 hours and should long be gone.
(Almost the same problem happened a few days ago, but that one won't
even proliferate into macports.)

However, as Dan said, I can easily imagine that the sequence of
partial updates from 2010 to 2011 packages (when some packages remain
from 2010 and some upgrade to 2011) will break format generation and
in optimal scenario macports should not generate formats until the
last texlive 2011 package is installed and the last texlive 2010
package is removed. If that is not the case you can easily get broken
formats inbetween.

Is there any easy way to convince macports to wait for the last
texlive package to be installed before generating formats? I wonder
how Debian implements that step (I can try to ask Norbert Preining).


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