latest tlmgr update removes mktexlsr?

A.C. achirvasub at
Tue Dec 31 15:12:58 CET 2019

I can confirm that this went through fine just now; 'mktexlsr' is back in place after the latest update.

On December 30, 2019 5:23:57 PM EST, Karl Berry <karl at> wrote:
>    I hope the fix (for the TL distribution) is easy.
>Yeah, it was just my brain forgetting one step :(. A fixed update is on
>the TL master server now. It requires a --self update. It worked for
>hope it won't have any new problems. And I hope it makes it around ctan
>soon. Sorry again.
>Herb asked (off-list) if mktexlsr will remain a symlink after the
>correct update. The answer is yes. It should look like this:
>bin/x86_64-linux/mktexlsr -> ../../texmf-dist/scripts/texlive/mktexlsr
>  where that file should be (modulo owner/group):
>-rwxr-xr-x 1 karl root 8209 Dec 29 20:18 mktexlsr
>mktexlsr is now part of the texlive.infra package. --good luck to us
>all, karl.

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