Setting a repo through tlmgr gui (pretest)

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at
Sat Mar 9 09:18:52 CET 2019

On Sat, Mar 09, 2019 at 10:24:11AM +0800, Vladimir Lomov wrote:
> Hello,
> ** Siep Kroonenberg [2019-03-08 11:18:42 +0100]:
> > On Fri, Mar 08, 2019 at 09:59:51AM +0000, Lars Madsen wrote:
> >> In addition, isn't the new tcl interface that is available for
> >> Windows and Mac, available for Linux users?
> > 
> > The Perl/Tk GUI is an extension of the command-line tlmgr. However,
> > the new GUIs, tlcockpit (Java) and tlshell (Tcl/Tk) are separate
> > programs: the GUI starts up first, and starts tlmgr as back end.
> I'm sorry to hijack the thread but while translating messages to Russian
> I faced with two places with "backend"s:
>   "Error while reading from Perl backend"
> and
>   "Unexpected closed backend"
> If I understand the above paragraph correctly, the last one means the
> tlmgr as backend. The first message seems to be crystal clear: the tlmgr
> as it is written in Perl. Both messages appear in install-gui so they
> might be shown only during installation. Even if I'm right about the
> meaning of second message, both messages look too be a bit, imho,
> techinal. If they are tightly related with tlmgr may be just say about
> that?

That paragraph was about the tlmgr GUIs; the backend of the tcl
installer is the perl script install-tl.

> IMHO, it's too involved, the simple 'backend' (with some explanation
> about 'backend's in view of 'install-tl') will be good.

These backend error messages are about something that is not
supposed to happen, not about user error. At least, it is a message
that users can quote to us.

Siep Kroonenberg

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