[tex-live] tlmgr asked me to report this

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Wed Nov 24 08:56:41 CET 2010

On Mi, 24 Nov 2010, Dan Luecking wrote:
>   tlmgr: inconsistency on the server:
>   tlmgr: tlp for package asciichart cannot be found, please report.

Hmm, strange, I didn't see this message ..., in my case asciichart was
removed and ascii-chart installed, without any warning.

Anyway... thanks for reporting.. although it puzzles me a bit. In the
code of tlmgr that leads up to the above error message there I have written:
      # we checked already that this package is present!
      # but our checks seem to be wrong, no idea why
      # ahhh, it seems that it can happen due to a stupid incident, a bug
      # on the server:
      # - remove a package from a collection
      # - at the same time increase its version number
      # then what happens is:
      # - first the package is removed (auto-remove!)
      # - then it is tried to be updated here, which is not working!
      # report that and ask for report
(I like to write my comments in a bit peculiar way)

But it does *NOT* explain why asciichart was tried to be updated...

Best wishes

Norbert Preining            preining@{jaist.ac.jp, logic.at, debian.org}
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