I found the ctex package (this link) is updated to version 2.0.2 in 2015/5/16. So I open my tex live 2014 package manager expecting to update to the latest ctex package, but there is only 1.02d, and it tells me that no updates available. What is wrong? enter image description here


TeX Live 2014 is frozen forever and will no longer be updated. This happens in preparation for a new release.

This happened at April 10. The new TeX Live 2015 should be available from June 12.

Here is an explanation why TeX Live is frozen every year prior to a new release.

You can manually install ctex by:

  1. Download it from CTAN
  2. Unpack it to your texmf-local folder, which should be %SystemDrive%\texlive\texmf-local on Windows.
  3. Run texhash to register the package.
  • Oh, my god. I just swtiched to tex live from Miktex for a few weeks. Now I have to uninstall it and install the newest 2015 version a few days later? So you mean every year, I have to reinstall a newer version? Why? I just need the new package, not a new tex live. – user15964 Jun 5 '15 at 10:14
  • @user15964 You don't have to reinstall, and with recent TeX Live versions updating from one to another has been possible. – Joseph Wright Jun 5 '15 at 12:37
  • @JosephWright how? I didn't see such option. Could you please show me the way? – user15964 Jun 5 '15 at 12:43
  • @JosephWright, even on Windows? – daleif Jun 5 '15 at 13:02
  • @daleif Not according to this – Jonas Nyrup Jun 7 '15 at 7:26

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