[tex-live] listing failed

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Wed Aug 26 13:24:06 CEST 2009

On Wed, 26 Aug 2009, Daniel Becker wrote:
> Today, listing of both the available updates and also of the
> installed packages failed. I reinstalled the TeX Live MAnager, but

I guess that was a but I have introduced.

Sorry for that.

The problem is that tlmgr not accepts --location anymore as valid, which
was a stupid bug of mine.

There are three options:
- fetch the current tlmgr.pl from
  and replace .../texmf/scripts/texlive/tlmgr.pl with it. Then it should
  work again.

- (don't know if that works on Mac, but for other Unix and Win it does)
  TOMORROW get update-tlmgr-latest.sh (.exe for Windows) and run it

- do the update by hand TOMORROW!!:
  1. set the default package repository location right:
        tlmgr option location ....
  2. update tlmgr
        tlmgr update --self

The last two will only work after tomorrows update!

Sorry for the inconveniences ...

Best wishes


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