[tex-live] Tlmgr closing takes fairly long

Bernhard Kleine bernhard.kleine at gmx.net
Thu Jun 2 11:04:19 CEST 2016

Am 02.06.2016 um 05:07 schrieb Norbert Preining:
> Hi Bernhard, (and everyone who is running TL on Windows)
> I have tested this now and I see a similar behaviour, although not
> as slow as on your side.
> BUT, I see a very fast shutdown when I do *not* load the remote tlpdb.
> I am not sure whether this depends on rather minimal installation
> I am testing on Windows or something else.
> Can you please start the gui, and then simply exit it again without
> loading hte remote dbs. Is it a fast or slow finish?
> And before I hear the answer - here my theory: Loading the 3000 packages
> and displaying them creates a lot of Tk instances in the table. They
> need all be destroyed, this happens automatically in the background,
> but it seems to take quite some time on Windows.
> ANyway, if those with a *full* TL installation could do the above
> test I would be happy.
> Thanks
> Norbert
The tlmgr shutdown after solely opening tlmgr without any activity takes
50 sec.

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