[tex-live] tlmgr testing, pretty please

Gregor Zimmermann gregor.zimmermann at physik.uni-leipzig.de
Sat Sep 13 00:23:35 CEST 2008

Hi Norbert,

testing with the following script revisions:

tlmgr.pl 	  -> 10577,
tlmgrgui-real.pl  -> 10471,

test conditions: fresh Windows XP SP3 virtual machine, fresh
Scheme-Medium TL install from ISO, scripts replaced.

I get errors of the following kind for different mirrors:

No such file or directory at
c:/texlive/2008/texmf/scripts/texlive/tlmgr.pl line 1056

(Not line 1052 in my case)

When invoking the console version (i.e. C:\>tlmgr --location
http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/ctan/systems/texlive/tlnet/2008 update -all
-dry-run), I get them immediately.

When using the GUI, retrieval of the database seems to work (i.e. some
packages are shown as updatable), but selecting some or using the
update-all-button finishes without error in under 3 seconds. Obviously
nothing happens on the network interface and the corresponding console
window shows an error message like above.

Installing new packages (e.g. tlmgr install kpfonts) breaks with the
same error.

Cross check with the scripts from ISO: Fetching and installing updates
works. So does installing a new package.

Hope this helps,

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