[tex-live] bug in TeX Live Utility

Adam R. Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Sun Jul 12 17:27:47 CEST 2009

On Jul 12, 2009, at 4:40 AM, Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard wrote:

> Artemio Gonzalez Lopez a écrit :
>> The TeX Live Utility in the latest (June 2009) MacTeX-2009 package  
>> has a
>> bug, namely the last part of the TeX server's URL is hardcoded to
>> systems/texlive/tlnet/2008, which makes it unusable to upgrade the  
>> 2009
>> test distro. Perhaps the best thing to do would be not to assume any
>> part of the path, so that the user could enter the whole thing  
>> manually
>> if needed.

I'm waiting to see the final path on CTAN before adding UI for this.   
I think I followed the URL/path composition as used in tlmgr and the  
mirror URLs, but it's awkward to deal with.

> This seems specific to MacTeX, not "vanilla" TeX Live. You'd  
> probably better ask
> directly on the mactex mailing list.

I posted instructions for using TeX Live Utility with TL09 pretest a  
few days ago on the MacTeX list.  I'll repost here since the archives  
of that list are for subscribers only:

If you do install TL 2009, you can update it using TeX Live Utility.   
Currently the preference settings are a bit goofy; the Server URL is  
everything prior to texlive/tlnet, rather than systems/texlive/tlnet/ 
2008 as on CTAN.  So you have to set this hidden pref using Terminal  
after quitting TLU:

defaults write com.google.mactlmgr.tex_live_utility  
TLMServerPathPreferenceKey "texlive/tlnet"

then launch TLU and set the server URL to one of the pretest mirrors  
(e.g., http://ftp.math.utah.edu:80/pub/).

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