[tex-live] "Update all installed" following virgin install does nothing

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Thu Mar 15 11:26:33 CET 2012

2012/3/15 Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk>:
> As TeX Live 2011 is now approaching its sell-by date,
> I have finally installed it on my new machine, using
> the network-sourced ISO file as a virtual DVD.  Modulo
> one small problem (it refused to install to D:\TeX\Live\2011
> until I created the directory by hand), all went smoothly

Just my guess: it probably creates the directory by mkdir which fails
if the parent directories do not exist. It would be better to use
mkpath from the File::Path module which can create the parent
directories if they do not exist.

> and quickly, but on then launching the TeX Live Manager,
> and selecting "Update all installed" to get the most recent
> versions of everthing from the net, nothing happened (in the
> sense that nothing was updated).  May I ask whether this
> is the expected behaviour, and if so, how should I now
> go about "Updat[ing] all installed" ?
> Philip Taylor

Zdeněk Wagner

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