trying tlcritical (verification error cleanup)

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at
Fri Feb 21 09:24:49 CET 2020

Installing tlmgr from tlcritical, then when trying to get the list of available updates from a tl repo here's the kind of output that's obtained (with TeX Live Utility, the Mac GUI to tlmgr):

Successfully executed `/Library/TeX/texbin/tlmgr --machine-readable --repository update --list --all`

start load
Use of uninitialized value $status in numeric eq (==) at /Library/TeX/texbin/tlmgr line 7025.
Use of uninitialized value $status in numeric eq (==) at /Library/TeX/texbin/tlmgr line 7041.
finish load

and the list of available updates is a long list of "local version is newer".

Just before using tlcritical, there was instead the usual list of a couple of available updates.

Given the line number references above, the problem seems to be with verify_checksum_and_check_return from (revisions 53842 of and 53820 of That's about as far as I could go.

Attached is a screenshot of what TeX Live Utility returns. It doesn't provide more info than the above, except perhaps the revision numbers which tlmgr thinks are current on the tl repo. For example, tlmgr thinks that the current revision of amsmath at is 52854: it's not, I checked manually (downloading texlive.tlpdb and inspecting it in a text editor), the current revision is indeed 53640.

Bruno Voisin

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