[tex-live] Problems with tlmgr

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at cybercomm.nl
Mon Sep 1 13:07:50 CEST 2008

On Sun, Aug 31, 2008 at 08:01:54PM +0200, Martin Scholz wrote:
> Hi @ all,
> I've just installed TeXLive 2k8 on my vista machine and got the following 
> problem that the tlmgr (Texlivemanager) doesn't want to start, if I try to 
> start it form an commandwindow I just get the following hint and everything 
> is done:
> "Undefined subroutine &main::debug called at 
> C:/texlive/2008/texmf/scripts/texlive/tlmgrgui/tlmgrgui-real.pl line 171.
> Compilation failed in reqzire at 
> C:\texlive\2008\texmf\scripts\texlive\tlmgrgui\tlmgrgui.pl line 72."
> can somebody help or has somebody an idea what's going wrong?
> Thanks
> Martin

What happens if you just type `tlmgr help' or `tlmgr gui' in a
command prompt?

Tlmgr should be called via a couple of wrapper scripts which set up
everything correctly. Don't try to run the Perl scripts directly.

Siep Kroonenberg

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