[tex-live] tlmgr strange behavior

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Mon Sep 8 18:50:07 CEST 2008

Hi Victor,

On Mo, 08 Sep 2008, Victor Ivrii wrote:
> %tlmgr update --all --dry-run
> Installing achemso
> Installing umtypewriter
> This is strange: it should remove some packages first

Well yes or now. THe --dry-run just runs
	print "Install $p";
for all packages, nothing very informative ;-)

> %sudo tlmgr update --all
> <nothing>
> and packages are not updated
> %sudo tlmgr update attachfile
> <nothing>
> and package is  not updated
> %tlmgr update --list
> <nothing>

That is strange, but I guess you found the correct solution:

> Couple of hours later: partial success. Probably different times tlmgr
> connected to different mirrors some of them had updated versions, some
> have not

That can actually by quite possible.

> collection-latexextra: revision in
> http://mirror.ctan.org/systems/texlive/tlnet/2008 is less then local
> revision, not updating!

A typical sign that you have already updated, but another mirror is
giving you older files.

> Means that this was updated on the first run, but then connection went
> to another mirror with older version.

Could be, but we will fix that at least tlmgr does not try a new mirror
all the time. In fact the code is already in the repository.

Best wishes


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