[tex-live] Weird results from 'tlmgr update'

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Fri Jan 6 23:45:05 CET 2017

On 2017-01-06 at 08:50:40 -0200, Paulo Roberto Massa Cereda wrote:

 > Repositories were different on each run, so they might be
 > unsynchronized.

Paulo's statement is correct.  Not all mirrors are always up-to-date.
They are synchronized with CTAN at different times.

The solution is to select a particular mirror explicitly:

  tlmgr option repository <your favourite mirror>

You'll find a list of mirrors at


It's recommended to select a mirror nearby.  BTW, I can confirm that
all mirrors in Germany are reliable and fast.


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