[tex-live] TexLive 2008: tlmgr not working on Windows

T T t34www at googlemail.com
Wed Jul 22 15:08:18 CEST 2009

2009/7/22 Wolfgang Keller <feliphil at gmx.net>:
>> I suggest reinstalling tlmgr as
>> explained in
>> http://www.tug.org/texlive/tlmgr.html
>> under "disaster recovery".
> After installing (to the USB stick), this yields:
> Can't locate File/Temp.pm in @INC (@INC contains: ./tlpkg K:\TeXLive\tlpkg\installer\perllib .) at tlpkg/TeXLive/TLUtils.pm line 125.
> BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at tlpkg/TeXLive/TLUtiles.pm line 125.
> Compilation failed in require at K:\TeXLive\install-tl line 50.
> BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at K:\TeXLive\install-tl line 50.
> Initializatioon of TeXLive failed!

Why did you run install-tl or did you run tl-portable.bat? What did
you do exactly?

> And this means that now not just tlmgr is not working, but that my entire portable TeXLive installation is broken. Thanks for that.

What do you mean that 'tlmgr is not working'? What error message(s) do
you get after update?

> Yet another afternoon to re-install what was at least _somehwat_ working.
> Did I mention yet that I _love_ "installers" that wreak havoc to working systems?

Now, calm down. I'm sure this can be fixed but we need more details,
especially that you seem to use non-standard set-up (portable use of
TL'08 is not officially supported beyond live DVD mode). My wild guess
ATM is that you updated tlmgr with update-tlmgr-latest.exe but if you
also use install-tl (through tl-portable.bat) it needs to be updated
as well. The combination of files from install-tl.zip (the latest one
from tlnet/2008) and update-tlmgr-latest.exe should work.



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