Undesirable nul file with tlmgr.bat under Windows

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Thu Jul 11 20:31:46 CEST 2019

On 2019-07-11 at 20:03:13 +0200, "Torsten Schütze" wrote:

 > Here is the requested information (It's not the same machine, but the configurations are the same):
 > $ perl -e 'print $^O'
 > cygwin
 > $ type -a perl
 > perl is /usr/bin/perl
 > $ type -a tlmgr.bat
 > tlmgr.bat is /cygdrive/c/TeX/bin/win32/tlmgr.bat
 > $ uname -a
 > CYGWIN_NT-10.0 WD002589 3.0.7(0.338/5/3) 2019-04-30 18:08 x86_64 Cygwin
 > If you need further information, please ask. I could provide a
 > strace log if required.

I suppose that you have to install the Cygwin binaries as well:

   tlmgr platform add cygwin

You have to do this under Windows.  When the Cygwin binaries are
present, add /cygdrive/c/TeX/bin/cygwin to the Cygwin PATH.

I don't think that what you do ATM can work reliably.  However, adding
only the Cygwin binaries shouldn't increase the size of the
installation significantly.


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