[tex-live] tlmgr update –self fails, why?

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Mon Feb 24 10:57:50 CET 2014

you cannot (officially) update from one TL version to another, so you have to do a total reinstallation from scratch


if you have a fairly decent internet connection, a netinstall will take 30min to an hour.

/Lars Madsen
Institut for Matematik / Department of Mathematics
Aarhus Universitet / Aarhus University
Mere info: http://au.dk/daleif@imf / More information: http://au.dk/en/daleif@imf

From: tex-live [tex-live-bounces at tug.org] on behalf of mario chiari [ml at mariochiari.net]
Sent: 24 February 2014 10:44
To: tex-live at tug.org
Subject: [tex-live] tlmgr update –self fails, why?

On Sun, 2014-02-23 at 19:42 -0600, Herbert Schulz wrote:
> On Feb 23, 2014, at 6:21 PM, mario chiari <ml at mariochiari.net> wrote:


I just realized that I have a second install of texlive, besides what
comes with Fedora.
(I forgot, shame on me!)

[root at localhost /]# tlmgr --version
Use of qw(...) as parentheses is deprecated
at /usr/local/texlive/2010/tlpkg/TeXLive/TLWinGoo.pm line 341.
tlmgr revision 20975 (2011-01-08 01:51:33 +0100)
tlmgr using installation: /usr/local/texlive/2010
TeX Live (http://tug.org/texlive) version 2010

If I try to update tlmgr, it fails anyway
[root at localhost /]# tlmgr update –self
Use of qw(...) as parentheses is deprecated
at /usr/local/texlive/2010/tlpkg/TeXLive/TLWinGoo.pm line 341.
tlmgr: package repository
/usr/local/texlive/2010/bin/i386-linux/tlmgr: The TeX Live versions of
the local installation
and the repository being accessed are not compatible:
      local: 2010
 repository: 2013
(Perhaps you need to use a different CTAN mirror?)  Goodbye.

Is any of you guru able to guess how to fix my mess?

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