cannot update TeXlive, nor use LaTeX

Rick Voland rvoland at
Thu Jul 4 11:50:12 CEST 2019

I understand thanks, but then TeX Live Manager GUI completely refused to start (never came up at all when I clicked on the icon).  I tried completely uninstalling my antivirus, but no change.  So, I completely uninstalled TeXlive 2019, deleted the 2019 directory completely, and did a fresh install from the same DVD I used to install when TeXlive 2019 was released a few months ago.

The fresh install went fine.  TeX Live Manager GUI started just fine.  I used TeX Live Manager GUI to install all the updates.  First, I twice had to run 
tlmgr update --self
from a windows command line and all went fine.  Then, I used TeX Live Manager GUI to install all the latest package updates.  That went fine except that I no longer have icons for TeX Live Manager GUI.  I thought there used to be a 
in the bin/win32 directory.  I still have a 

Now, I can run TeXworks to process documents, but I have no TeX Live Manager to do updates.

I'm running Windows 7.  

Thanks for any suggestions.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Siep Kroonenberg" <siepo at>
To: tex-live at
Sent: Wednesday, July 3, 2019 2:23:19 AM
Subject: Re: cannot update TeXlive, nor use LaTeX

On Tue, Jul 02, 2019 at 07:45:14PM -0400, Rick Voland wrote:
> I compared 
> tlpkg/tltcl/tltcl.tcl
> in my computer
> with what is in 
> update-tlmgr-latest.exe
> that I downloaded fresh today.
> tlpkg/tltcl/tltcl.tcl
> in both places is identical
> same date-time, same files size, same SHA256 signature.  

I mean the installer, which can be downloaded from, not the updater.

Siep Kroonenberg

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