[tex-live] Error from tlmgr

Dan Luecking luecking at uark.edu
Tue Jul 21 19:26:55 CEST 2009

>Dan Luecking <<http://tug.org/mailman/listinfo/tex-live>luecking at 
>uark.edu> wrote:
>>Tlmgr was working as least as late as yesterday but today I get:
>>    [C:\work\texlive]tlmgr update --list
>>    tlmgr: installation location 
>> <ftp://ftp.math.utah.edu/pub/texlive/tlnet/>ftp://ftp.math.utah.edu/pub/texlive/tlnet/
>>    DEBUG: writing out tlpdb to
>>    C:/TL/2009/tlpkg/texlive.tlpdb.1da130f6b262e086f5ada9e8e64d925a
>>    Can't call method "revision" on an undefined value at
>>    C:\TL\2009\texmf\scripts\texlive\tlmgr.pl line 1612.
Uwe Siart 
at tum.de wrote

>Dan Luecking <<http://tug.org/mailman/listinfo/tex-live>luecking at 
>uark.edu> writes:
> > tlmgr revision 14319 (2009-07-19 14:29:38 +0200)
> > tlmgr using installation: C:/TL/2009
> > TeX Live (<http://tug.org/texlive>http://tug.org/texlive) version 2009-dev
>I can't reproduce this. r14319 works fine for me.

I have confirmed it on two Windows XP machines (office and home).
It is still happenning now after running update-tlmgr-r14338.exe.
(although "tlmgr version" still reports r14319).

Thinking it could it be a problem with the location, I tried with
   --location ftp://ftp.cstug.cz/pub/tex/tlnet/
but got the same error.

I also tested in both a 4NT command window and a cmd command window.

Finally I tried the tlmgr --gui, clicked the Update tab, then the
Load button, then selected a package and pressed the "Update selected"
button and got the following more verbose error in my command shell window:
Tk::Error: Can't call method "revision" on an undefined value at 
e\tlmgr.pl line 1612.
  main::action_update at C:\TL\2009\texmf\scripts\texlive\tlmgr.pl line 1612
  main::execute_action at C:\TL\2009\texmf\scripts\texlive\tlmgr.pl line 308
  main::execute_action_gui at 
C:/TL/2009/texmf/scripts/texlive/tlmgrgui/tlmgrgui.pl line 664
  main::update_selected_packages at 
C:/TL/2009/texmf/scripts/texlive/tlmgrgui/tlmgrgui.pl line 4
  main::__ANON__ at 
C:/TL/2009/texmf/scripts/texlive/tlmgrgui/do_listframe.pl line 209
  Tk callback for .notebook.update.labelframe2.button
  Tk::__ANON__ at C:\TL\2009\tlpkg\tlperl\lib/Tk.pm line 247
  Tk::Button::butUp at C:\TL\2009\tlpkg\tlperl\lib/Tk/Button.pm line 111
  (command bound to event)

Running the tlmgr gui from the "Start|Programs|Tex Live 2009" menu
(same sequence of steps) simply fails without any messages. It does,
however, manage to show a list of updatable packages.

What else can I try?


Daniel H. Luecking
Department of Mathematical Sciences
University of Arkansas
"Dubito ergo cogito, cogito ergo sum" --Descartes

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