[tex-live] Failed "tlmgr update --self"

T T t34www at googlemail.com
Wed Aug 19 12:15:04 CEST 2009

2009/8/19 Akira Kakuto <kakuto at fuk.kindai.ac.jp>:
>> The command "tlmgr update --self" recently failed.
>> (On two computers running WinXP.)
>> A message from tar-win32 said it couldn't update tlmgr.exe
>> because access was denied.
>> Subsequently there was an attempt to restore the previous
>> version with the same error message from tar-win32.
>> Updating via update-tlmgr-latest.exe was no problem.
>> This is the first I was aware that tlmgr.exe even exists.
>> I thought tlmgr.pl has always been started from tlmgr.bat.
> tlmgr.exe is a wrapper for scripts.
> On windows, it it usually impossible to
> write opened files.  So an error occurs
> to update tlmgr.exe if the starting program
> is itself.

Right, I overlooked that. Self-update cannot work with tlmgr.exe. I
removed it to avoid this problem in the future.



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