[tex-live] Cannot update TeXLive Manager 2017 under Windows 10

Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu
Fri Mar 16 18:20:52 CET 2018

1. Today, “tlmgr update-self” seems to have worked. The terminal output from running it ended with:

   Self update: tlperl.win32 (43927 -> 45751}
   Infrastructure update finished successfully.

And I have:

   tlmgr repository

2. Nonetheless, if I now open TexLive Manager 2017, select a single installed package (I tried scheme-basic), and click the Update button, I get the same ”Running update scheme-basic failed: error, then when closing that get the “perl.exe stopped working”  error.

So I tried running “update-tlmgr-latest.exe” from CTAN, which installed version 46470.

Now if I once again open  TexLive Manager 2017, select a single installed package, and click the Update button, I get the same ”Running update scheme-basic failed: error, then when closing that get the “perl.exe stopped working”  error.

3. Next, I tried changing the repository to the standard http://mirror.ctan.org/systems/texlive/tlnet <http://mirror.ctan.org/systems/texlive/tlnet> (which actually gave me the repository at math.utah.edu <http://math.utah.edu/>). Now things seem to be better: I’m getting a pop-up saying that first TeXLive Manager needs to be updated.

I click the Update the TexLive Manager button, which completes successfully.

I restart TexLive Manger 2017, click the Update all installed button. The log window shows the expected:

     Executing action update
     TeXLive 2017 is frozen forever…

But then, surprisingly, I see further actions being attempted, ending in a check-file error:

tlmgr.pl: package repository http://ctan.sharelatex.com/tex-archive/systems/texlive/tlnet (not verified: gpg unavailable)
tlmgr.pl: saving backups to C:/texlive/2017/tlpkg/backups
[  1/425] auto-remove: texconfig ... done
[  2/425] auto-remove: hyperref-docsrc ... done
[  3/425] auto-remove: knuthotherfonts ... done
[  4/425, ??:??/??:??] update: abnt [94k] (45163 -> 45655) ... done
[  5/425, 00:02/03:47:27] update: achemso [890k] (44425 -> 46557) ... TLUtils::check_file: removing C:\Users\myaccount\AppData\Local\Temp\oeRIgA4Tiu\CRuluMMpaZ\achemso.tar.xz, checksums differ:
TLUtils::check_file:   TL=612100bcb37c6ffadd401487e4bca6b2ae89a0994553a8668962282682c1d66265a5bc0c04db43749cacbdbcf0e7bd76afabef8baa36111c4bdf7b23e07b216b, arg=0013cc836f58fd82f603868b2fda4780070a0d64601a7bbcb96ce9fe253e1af0ba25eaf00947b1943544abd0030506c1b4d2ba35fdedbd9a83b8f7123e3129b0
TLPDB::_install_package: downloading did not succeed
tlmgr.pl: Installation of new version of achemso failed, trying to unwind.
TLUtils::check_file: neither checksum nor checksize available for C:\Users\myaccount\AppData\Local\Temp\oeRIgA4Tiu\n_h4y9VM1O\achemso.r44425.tar.xz, cannot check integrity!

> On 14 Mar2018, at 8:30 PM, Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at> wrote:
>>  tlmgr update --self
> Then run
>  update-tlmgr-latest.exe
> from CTAN mirror of TeX Live /tlnet/ directory.
> After that you might get mor updates, but I don't think so.
> BTW, what is the output of
>  tlmgr repository
> Norbert
> --
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Murray Eisenberg                                murray at math.umass.edu
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