[tex-live] Fundamental package texlive.infra not present

linguafalsa at gmail.com linguafalsa at gmail.com
Tue Jan 7 08:58:35 CET 2014

Karl, you said that "If the disk is out of space, writes will fail at
random times" . I recently had to restore
texlive.infra in order to have tlmgr work as expected. 

In my case the only issue I am aware of, is that the disk assessment is
imminent failure. 

Could it also be an issue? 

After running tlmgr --all  a "Serious error, texlive.infra not found in
line 5852"  was returned. 

Also a tlmgr --self returned a "Fundamental package texlive.infra not
present, uh oh, goodbye"  in the same line of the tlpk/tlmgr file

The issue was resolved by restoring texlive.infra which surprisingly
returned a "texlive.infra: package not present, cannot remove" 

User privileges with the installation was not the case. 

Finally, tlmgr update returned "Updates for tlmgr itself are present"
which took care of the problem. 

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