[tex-live] TeX Live Utility (MacTeX)

Holger Gerhardt holger.gerhardt at uni-bonn.de
Tue Sep 17 19:23:44 CEST 2013

Thank you, Adam, for looking into this!

Daniel Branning <branning at wildblue.net> wrote:

> Having worked-through the tlmgr changes over the last few days, there are still some issues with the TeX Live Utility window (on Mac, at least).
> ...
> On _both_ machines, however, the "Packages" button ("Refreshing list of 
> all packages") hangs, and produces no such listing ... necessitating a 
> 'quit program' to stop the effort.
> -daniel

I’m encountering the same problem, also after updating (via “Actions” => “Reinstall TeX Live Manager”) the TeX Live Manager repeatedly (the last time, a couple of minutes ago). Updating packages works, but finishes as follows:

> 2013-09-17 16:40:26 +0000 Notice -[TLMMainWindowController _refreshLocalDatabase][2732]	Updating local package database
> 2013-09-17 16:40:27 +0000 Notice -[TLMLoadDatabaseOperation _dumpDatabaseAtURL:asPropertyList:][2732]	Caught exception in reading stderr for dump task: *** -[NSConcreteFileHandle availableData]: Resource temporarily unavailable
> 2013-09-17 16:40:27 +0000 Notice -[TLMLoadDatabaseOperation _dumpDatabaseAtURL:asPropertyList:][2732]	Parse error:     all_packages, index_map = packages_from_tlpdb(flat_tlpdb)
>  File "/Applications/TeX/TeX Live Utility.app/Contents/MacOS/parse_tlpdb.py", line 288, in packages_from_tlpdb
>    package.docfiledata[values[0]] = _attributes_from_line(" ".join(values[1:]))
>  File "/Applications/TeX/TeX Live Utility.app/Contents/MacOS/parse_tlpdb.py", line 185, in _attributes_from_line
>    assert key != None, "no key found for %s" % (line)
> AssertionError: no key found for details=""Quick start" documentation"
> 2013-09-17 16:40:27 +0000 Notice -[TLMLoadDatabaseOperation main][2732]	Dumping local tlpdb failed

So, there still seems to be some part of the TeX Live Manager or the TeX Live Utility that is incapable of digesting the infamous “Quick start” quotation marks ...

Hitting the “Packages” button issues

> 2013-09-17 16:43:12 +0000 Notice -[TLMMainWindowController _refreshFullPackageListFromLocation:offline:][2732]	Refreshing list of all packages…

but continues indefinitely, as Daniel Branning already mentioned.

Adam R. Maxwell <amaxwell at mac.com> asked:

> If by chance you have changed the system's python interpreter, that's a likely culprit.

No, I didn’t.

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