tlmgr update --self

Herbert Schulz herbs2 at
Thu Nov 16 23:47:22 CET 2023

> On Nov 16, 2023, at 4:22 PM, Richard Koch via tex-live <tex-live at> wrote:
> I also ran into this problem. Then I tried to update
> directly with tlmgr:
> sudo tlmgr update --self
> sudo tlmgr update --all
> and both commands worked and ultimately updated five
> or six packages. So this is indeed a TLU bug.
> Richard Koch


TeX Live Utility (TLU) doesn't run

sudo tlmgr update --self

when an infrastructure update is done. It downloads and uses that. I'm sure Adam will reply here.

PS: I ran

sudo tlmgr update --self

and then TLU was able to update everything else.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
herbs2 at

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