cannot update TeXlive, nor use LaTeX

Rick Voland rvoland at
Thu Jul 4 23:06:38 CEST 2019

Hello and thanks much.  Your message is helpful.

I now can prepare letters and documents.  I can work on the other problems later--I'll watch this list.

Thanks for your help.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Siep Kroonenberg" <siepo at>
To: tex-live at
Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 1:54:41 PM
Subject: Re: cannot update TeXlive, nor use LaTeX

On Thu, Jul 04, 2019 at 05:50:12AM -0400, Rick Voland wrote:
> 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 
> tlmgr.exe   
> in the bin/win32 directory.  I still have a 
> tlmgr.bat
> Now, I can run TeXworks to process documents, but I have no TeX Live Manager to do updates.
> I'm running Windows 7.  

We needed to do some repackagingi in connection with your original
problem. However, there were some bumps in the road. Hopefully, this
will be sorted out in a few days. Meanwhile, the command-line
version of tlmgr should be unaffected.


Siep Kroonenberg

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