pretesting please

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at
Tue Mar 19 14:50:51 CET 2019

On Mon, Mar 18, 2019 at 05:16:49PM +0000, Hoffmann, Jobst wrote:
> Am Samstag, den 16.03.2019, 16:53 -0600 schrieb Karl Berry:
> > Hi everyone - if you have any chance of installing the TL pretest and
> > trying it out on your documents, please do!
> >
> > 
> > Please report any problems, and thanks,
> I've installed TeXLive 2019 on a virtual Windows 10 machine running on a
> Linux host (Fedora 29).
> I wanted to update my installation by using the TL Shell. The window
> shows "tlmgr need update". I clicked on Help->tlmgr help, clicking on
> "close" ended with an error message - I didn't save the screen shot, but
> this error appeared late on under other circumstances.
> Bug: The title bar of the help window shows "tlmg" instead of "tlmgr".
> Then I did the following steps:
> 1. I clicked on "update tlmgr" (step_01.png)
> 2. Looking at the logs, all seemed to work fine -> tlmgr restarting
> (step_02.png).
> 3. Looking at possible errors, I found the common message (Backup not
> implemented...), I wanted to close the window. An error message popped
> up (step_03a.png, step_03b.png). 
> 4. A second try closed the error window, but TL Shell still shows "needs
> update" (step_04.png).
> 5. I clicked on "update tlmgr" again, output and error log were looking
> good again, the window can be closed (step_05a.png, step_05b.png,
> step_05c.png),
> 6. but now no button is active (step_06.png).
> 7. Rebooting the VM produced the same behavior as before, the logs seem
> to be fine, the pop up window can be closed directly (step_07.png). I
> feel like living on groundhog day...

I hope that this is solved with today's update of tlshell, which
should show up tomorrow in the pretest repositories.

Siep Kroonenberg

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