[tex-live] also had an odd update

Michel Goossens Michel.Goossens at cern.ch
Sun Feb 8 12:36:47 CET 2009

I wanted to update texlive today, and duly downloaded the update-tlmgr-r11751.sh (or update-tlmgr-latest.sh, which is identical). 
I ran that script and then tlmgr update --all

All seemed to go well until trying to handle tex4ht, where tlmgr starts writing hundreds of lines to the output, and then stopping with a message ending with the following lines

texmf-dist/tex4ht/xtpipes/jsml.4xt texmf-dist/tex4ht/xtpipes/oo-math.4xt texmf-d
ist/tex4ht/xtpipes/oo-text.4xt texmf-dist/tex4ht/xtpipes/xhtml.4xt texmf-dist/te
x4ht/xtpipes/xtpipes-default.4xt texmf-dist/tex4ht/xtpipes/xtpipes-map.dtd texmf
-dist/tex4ht/xtpipes/xtpipes.dtd texmf/scripts/tex4ht/htcopy.pl texmf/scripts/te
x4ht/htmove.pl tlpkg/tlpobj/tex4ht.tlpobj) failed in /mnt/data1/goossens/save/te
xlive/2008, status -0.00390625 at /mnt/data1/goossens/save/texlive/2008/tlpkg/Te
XLive/TLUtils.pm line 455.

I assume it has something to do with Lars' message (of a few days ago, see below). 

What I find funny is that tlmgr has been updated by the install script, although it is merely a link in texlive/2008/bin/i386-linux that points to
texlive/2008/texmf/scripts/tlmgr, which carries the date of 25 Dec 2008. Is that as I should be? 

What can I do to continue the update of my system? Thanks for any hint. mg
-----Original Message-----
From: tex-live-bounces at tug.org [mailto:tex-live-bounces at tug.org] On Behalf Of Lars Madsen
Sent: jeudi 5 février 2009 10:12
To: Karl Berry
Cc: tex-live at tug.org
Subject: Re: [tex-live] also had an odd update

Karl Berry wrote:
>     hmm, still the same TLPOBJ.pm
> update-tlmgr-r11751.sh
> Check ftp://tug.org/texlive/tlnet/2008 when in doubt ...

Now I do not understand anything, got that one an ran it.

didn't seem to change anything

>     what is the latest update-tlmgr-latest.sh version? my mirror might be bad
> It's also quite possible that the current version on tlnet doesn't have
> the fix, even though I really thought it did.  And apparently lots of
> Windows changes are happening, so we can't just push tlcritical out to
> tlnet.  Sigh.  Sorry.
> If this is the case, you could update from tlcritical and try it, or
> just sit back and wait.  I can't revert tex4ht at this point ...



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