[tex-live] TL13: Installation of biblatex-philosophy fails

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Thu Jun 27 14:07:15 CEST 2013

Am Thu, 27 Jun 2013 11:53:57 +0100 schrieb Robin Fairbairns:

> Ulrike Fischer <news3 at nililand.de> wrote:
>> When trying to install the package I get the error
>> TLPDB::_install_package: couldn't unpack
>> http://ftp.uni-erlangen.de/mirrors/CTAN/systems/texlive/tlnet/archive/biblatex-philosophy.tar.xz
>> to D:/texlive/2013/texmf-dist
>> Before this the update failed on this package. In the tlmgr-gui I
>> had a message "trying to unwind" but nothing happened for some time
>> and so I closed the manager. 
> the file _uncompresses_ ok, and the result is acceptable to tar.
> this is both on my site (ctan master for the file) and if i retrieve it
> from erlangen using your url.
> could this be a "blip" of some sort?  does it repeat?

Yes I tried various repositories and they all failed. 

I now also tried on the command line and there I get messages like
G:\Z-Test>tlmgr install biblatex-philosophy
tlmgr.pl: package repository
[1/1, ??:??/??:??] install: biblatex-philosophy [511k]
tar: Could not create file
 Permission denied
tar: Could not create file 

and so on for every file of the package

I created in tex/latex a folder biblatex-philosophy and then the
installation worked without problem. 

I won't try to understand why tlmgr had problems to create the
folder itself. Perhaps it has something to do with the first update

Ulrike Fischer 

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