[arch-dev-public] Starting work on TeXLive 2013

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Tue Jul 2 20:02:32 EDT 2013

On 03/07/13 07:56, Rémy Oudompheng wrote:
> On 2013/7/2 Rashif Ray Rahman <schiv at archlinux.org> wrote:
>> An official announcement is useful here because it requires user
>> intervention. An install message is not appropriate (i.e. not
>> sufficient for the problem at hand).
>> So, yes, if there is no other way to solve this you should post a news
>> announcement explaining the reason why this intervention is required
>> and the steps to take in order to solve it.
> I think we can try that. I will upload the current version of packages
> to [testing]. I don't think it is a common practice to sliently
> overwrite files in /etc, but I don't understand why new files get
> installed as .pacnew.
> I have tried the upgrade path from a clean Texlive 2012 install and it
> does not replace the old files.

Hi Remy,

Can you send me a pacman --debug log for the upgrade from a fresh
Texlive 2012 install that shows the .pacnew being created?


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