[tex-live] How to generate a tex-file containing information of all installed packages of from texlive.tlpdb?

T T t34www at googlemail.com
Thu Dec 15 00:03:53 CET 2011

On 14 December 2011 22:07, Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org> wrote:
> Hi Daniel,
>    is it possible to generate a tex-file with all information needed about
>    the installed packages from texlive.tlpdb of a TeXLive Distribution?
> We have never had any reason to do anything like that, but it shouldn't
> be hard to transform tlpdb or the output of tlmgr into a tex file with a
> little script in the language of your choice.

Indeed, it's not too difficult, especially if you use a tlpdb file
parser from TL.  I added a simple example to my answer at

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