[tex-live] Bug in TL infra

Axel Kielhorn tex at axelkielhorn.de
Sun May 29 17:09:53 CEST 2016

Hi Norbert,

>> Invalid name: name ! at /Volumes/Macintosh
>> HD/usr/local/texlive/2016/tlpkg/TeXLive/TLPOBJ.pm line 173, <TMP> line
>> 1.
> Can you send me the texlive.tlpdb? There seems to be something completely messed up in it.

I can send you the whole file off list (it is 2 MB zipped) but here is something I found comparing it with the older version:

category Package

name 00texlive.config
category Package
depend minrelease/2016
depend release/2016

name 00texlive.installation
category TLCore
depend opt_location:http://mirror.ctan.org/systems/texlive/tlnet
depend opt_autobackup:1
depend opt_backupdir:tlpkg/backups
depend opt_create_formats:1
depend opt_desktop_integration:1
depend opt_file_assocs:1
depend opt_post_code:1
depend opt_sys_bin:/usr/local/bin
depend opt_sys_info:/usr/local/share/info
depend opt_sys_man:/usr/local/share/man
depend opt_install_docfiles:1
depend opt_install_srcfiles:1
depend opt_w32_multi_user:1
depend setting_available_architectures:x86_64-darwin universal-darwin


There is an empty entry that wasn't there in the version from 2016-05-21.

I can delete it, but the question is how it got there.

> Reading crystal balls as usual, did you have any hard-disk failure, crashes, hard reboots or similar?

Nothing I'm aware of.

Just ran disk utility and it says the volume is probably ok.


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