[pretest] tlmgr --gui aborts with error

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at bitmuis.nl
Wed Mar 20 12:27:48 CET 2019

On Wed, Mar 20, 2019 at 11:39:10AM +0100, Uwe Siart wrote:
> Siep Kroonenberg <siepo at bitmuis.nl> writes:
> > Try tlshell instead, which is what the TeX Live Manager menu shortcut
> > points to.
> Yes, the TeX Live Manager menu shortcut points to tlshell and it runs
> fine.
> IIRC the old perltk gui offered the possibility to list packages/schemes
> which are *not* installed. I don't find this in tlshell. Is it planned
> for the future?

Not at the moment. But if enough people want it then I might.

> > I guess I should edit tlmgr.bat to issue a warning and bail out if a
> > -gui parameter was given.
> Then probably it makes sense to also remove the --gui stuff from tlmgr
> --help.

Linux/Unix users may still have a perl with a working Perl/Tk. But I
agree that the tlmgr documentation should mention it.

Siep Kroonenberg

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