[tex-live] tlmgr update --self fails

Robert B. Gozzoli r.b.gozzoli at gmail.com
Sat Nov 10 01:26:50 CET 2012

Dear Karl,
I thank you for the prompt response. I was not clear, as it is usual for me
sometimes. I have installed TeXLive2012 from the Thai repository,
downloading the ISO file. As I was trying to update the ISO file to the
most recent updated file, there was no way for me for tlmgr to work. I know
that tlmgr should at least update itself, as it happened in my MacTeX
configuration or the TeXLive installed in my netbook.
This does not happen in my office. We use a proxy server, which creates
lots of problems for updating even some other programs.

On 10 November 2012 07:20, Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org> wrote:

> Hi Robert,
> I understand and sympathize with your remarks, but the thing is, I've
> already tried very hard to write the documentation as clearly as I can,
> trying to assume as little as possible.  As I'm sure you can appreciate,
> I can't just magically rewrite everything to be less "specialized".  I
> am exquisitely aware that LaTeX itself, let alone the installation, can
> be intimidating, believe me.  We've tried to make the default
> installation on Windows as standard and non-expert as possible.
> If there's a specific point in a specific document that is problematic,
> or introductory matters that you feel are not discussed, I'd be glad to
> hear about any specifics.  Or if some error message happened and
> confused you, we'd like to hear about that.
> I'm just glad you tried to read the documentation at all.  That is far
> from universal!  In general, starting from the top-level web page,
> tug.org/texlive, and specifically the installer documentation,
> http://tug.org/texlive/doc/install-tl.html, might be best.  But everyone
> learns differently.
> Finally, regarding wget, TL itself provides the binary for Windows.
> There is normally no reason you even need to be aware of this.  So I
> wonder how it is that you have to deal with it.
> Thanks for your comments.
> k
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