[OS X TeX] Getting started with tlmgr
Gary L. Gray
glgray at me.com
Fri Dec 5 10:20:25 EST 2008
On Dec 5, 2008, at 10:07 AM, Herbert Schulz wrote:
> On Dec 5, 2008, at 7:36 AM, Gerrit Glabbart wrote:
>> Am 05.12.2008 um 01:54 schrieb Herbert Schulz:
>>> 2 Initial Setup and Updating tlmgr
>>> Setting up the the tlmgr update system is a two step process.
>>> First you have to set up a preference
>>> that tells tlmgr where to find the files to update in future runs:
>>> sudo tlmgr option location http://mirror.ctan.org/systems/texlive/tlnet/2008
>> Isn't that the default setting? I thought the point of the location
>> option was to select a particular mirror explicitly. I've never
>> called this option, and yet I get my TeXLive updates from a random
>> mirror from my home country, which, I'm guessing, is the desired
>> behavior. Am I missing something?
>> Oh, and yes, a section four, "When disaster strikes" (or something
>> of the sort), is probably a good idea. Maybe you can just copy and
>> paste one of your responses on this list.
>> Thanks for your efforts,
> By now the updates should be around to all servers so it should
> walk. I'm working on an update to the document with instructions on
> picking a particular server for the update (please don't all try to
> use my example in that document --- that will surely overload the
> server). Once the update is complete you should be able to go back
> to the mirror and it should work.
> I'm sorry for any problems I may have caused. Sigh...
You didn't cause any problems for me, I did. :-)
I used Migration Assistant to move to a new MacBook Pro a couple of
weeks ago and I thought it brought TeX over perfectly since everything
*seemed* to work. Unfortunately, I hadn't tried anything TeX-related
in the Terminal until last night. When it didn't work, I wasn't sure
what was happening, but it was late and I didn't want to wait to
download 1.15 GB from home to get the MacTeX installer. I just
downloaded it, re-installed MacTeX and all is well in the Terminal.
With that said, I just tried the tlmgr commands you posted last night
and here is what I got:
loon:Dynamics gray$ sudo tlmgr option location http://mirror.ctan.org/systems/texlive/tlnet/2008
Setting default installation source to http://mirror.ctan.org/systems/texlive/tlnet/2008
loon:Dynamics gray$ sudo tlmgr update bin-texlive texlive.infra
update: bin-texlive (first remove old, then install new)
running post remove action for bin-texlive
running post install action for bin-texlive
update: bin-texlive done
update: texlive.infra (first remove old, then install new)
running post install action for texlive.infra
update: texlive.infra done
mktexlsr: Updating /usr/local/texlive/2008/../texmf-local/ls-R...
mktexlsr: Updating /usr/local/texlive/2008/texmf/ls-R...
mktexlsr: Updating /usr/local/texlive/2008/texmf-config/ls-R...
mktexlsr: Updating /usr/local/texlive/2008/texmf-dist/ls-R...
mktexlsr: Updating /usr/local/texlive/2008/texmf-doc/ls-R...
mktexlsr: Updating /usr/local/texlive/2008/texmf-var/ls-R...
loon:Dynamics gray$ tlmgr update --list
tlmgr: installation location http://mirror.unl.edu/ctan/systems/texlive/tlnet/2008
Can't locate object method "option" via package "TeXLive::TLPDB" at /
usr/texbin/tlmgr line 1091, <RETFH> line 116086.
Something went bad at the end -- do you know what that might be?
All the best,
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