texlive no longer finds (some of) its style files?

Dan Ports dports at macports.org
Mon Jul 8 06:28:56 UTC 2019

On Sat, Jun 29, 2019 at 06:29:57PM +0200, joerg van den hoff wrote:
> would `port upgrade texlive' throw out an old texlive-latex-extra rather
> than upgrading (or ignoring) it? it shouldn't do that but could it?

Yes, this can happen on occasion.

MacPorts doesn't have great support for enforcing that a bunch of
ports, like all of texlive, should be upgraded at once. In particular,
if a file moves from the older version of one port to the newer
version of another, which happens fairly often with texlive, it can
create a false conflict. There are hacks in some of the portfiles to
forcibly deactivate conflicts so this doesn't break the upgrade.

Usually this works out fine, and the new versions of all of the ports
get installed correctly. Depending on the order the upgrades are run
in, though, and especially if the upgrade is interrupted, some package
might be uninstalled.


Dan R. K. Ports                                      https://drkp.net/

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