[OS X TeX] tlmgr update problem
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Dec 3 17:42:46 EST 2008
On Dec 3, 2008, at 4:23 PM, Alex Hamann wrote:
> On 03.12.2008, at 21:48, Herbert Schulz wrote:
>> On Dec 3, 2008, at 3:30 PM, Lantz Susan wrote:
>>> today, I should probably update tlmgr also, since I have never
>>> done it.
>>> So, I opened the Terminal and followed the instructions on the http://tug.org/texlive/tlmgr.html
>>> The results were consistent---but consistently bad. (Terminal
>>> output below.) I don't understand why I can't update; I'm the only
>>> user on this computer, as well as the administrator. (I should add
>>> that it has been more than fifteen years since I used a Unix
>>> computer, and I have undoubtedly forgotten more than I ever learnt.)
>>> Any suggestions?
>>> Susan Lantz
>> You must precede each command there with sudo on the Mac. Sigh...
>> Good Luck,
>> Herb Schulz
>> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
> you might also want to check out the X11 GUI of tlmgr.
> open x11
> type: xhost+
> press return
> open terminal
> type: sudo tlmgr --gui
> press return
> the GUI should load and will allow you to do all the updating/
> changing of settings/etc. in a graphical environment
> when you are done you should probably type "xhost -" in the x11
If you want to use the GUI interface for tlmgr you must install the
Tk-804.028.pkg found in a subdirectory of /Applications/TeX/ (sorry I
can't be more specific since I re-names that folder). Also, note that
you must have X11 installed; not a problem with OS X 10.5 since it is
automatically installed but not automatically with OS X 10.4). Note
that the GUI is not the pretty one you might be used to.
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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