[tex-live] [MacTeX] TL'2012: Trouble with today tlmgr

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu May 24 13:56:13 CEST 2012

On May 24, 2012, at 5:48 AM, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> (4) So I did what Norbert and tlmgr recommend:
> 	$ sudo tlmgr update --repository http://ctan.ijs.si/mirror/tlpretest/ --self 
> 	tlmgr: package repository http://ctan.ijs.si/mirror/tlpretest/
> 	tlmgr: saving backups to /usr/local/texlive/2012/tlpkg/backups
> 	[1/1, ??:??/??:??] update: texlive.infra [282k] (26541 -> 26615) ... done
> 	tlmgr: package log updated at /usr/local/texlive/2012/texmf-var/web2c/tlmgr.log
> 	running mktexlsr ...
> 	done running mktexlsr.
> 	running mtxrun --generate ...
> 	done running mtxrun --generate.
> (5) But that doesn't work: after that TLU blocks immediately after startup, with
> Going back to tlmgr.pl reveals that the manual correction has apparently been removed by "update --self" and that tlmgr.pl is back to the uncorrected version from the repo.
> (6) So finally I redid the correction in tlmgr.pl and opened TLU immediately afterwards. It offered immediately all the binary updates (from say version 26338 to version 26599) and applied them without any problem.
> That's where my setup stands now: tlmgr.pl edited manually, updates applied through TLU. Is that what's supposed to be done?
> Bruno


Same experience as Bruno. Following his suggestion in (4) and then (6) seems to have worked for now. Hopefully this will all get straightened out tomorrow when TeX Live Utility installs the corrected version of tlmgr.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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