tlmgr (was: [OS X TeX] MacTeX-2008)

Michael Kubovy kubovy at
Sat Sep 6 08:00:07 EDT 2008

Wanting to use tlmgr, I tried to follow Victor's recommendation, but  

% tlmgr --help
Can't locate TeXLive/ in @INC (@INC contains: /opt/tlpkg /opt/ 
local/lib/perl5/5.8.8/darwin-2level /opt/local/lib/perl5/5.8.8 /opt/ 
local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/darwin-2level /opt/local/lib/perl5/ 
site_perl/5.8.8 /opt/local/lib/perl5/site_perl /opt/local/lib/perl5/ 
vendor_perl/5.8.8/darwin-2level /opt/local/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/ 
5.8.8 /opt/local/lib/perl5/vendor_perl .) at /usr/texbin/tlmgr line 33.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /usr/texbin/tlmgr line 33.

I have little doubt that I'm running texlive 2008; here is the first  
line of a log file:
This is pdfTeXk, Version 3.1415926-1.40.9 (Web2C 7.5.7)  
(format=pdflatex 2008.8.22)  6 SEP 2008 07:47

My system:
System Version:	Mac OS X 10.5.4 (9E17)
   Kernel Version:	Darwin 9.4.0

So can anyone suggest how I can install tlmgr properly?
Professor Michael Kubovy
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On Sep 4, 2008, at 6:36 PM, Victor Ivrii wrote:

> On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 6:03 PM, Dr. Clea F. Rees  
> <cfrees at> wrote:
>> My custom install went very smoothly with the MacTeX installer.
>> I wanted to install the TeX Live Manager and I used the package from
>> /Applications/TeX/Utilities/TeX\ Live\ Manager to attempt this.
> TeXLive Manager is installed by MacTeX2008 (or TeXLive2008) and it
> runs from terminal:
> type
> %tlmgr --help
> The package in this directory installs Tk module for Perl which
> provides X11 hookup for tlmgr
> (and for texdoctk)
> Run X11 and type in terminal
> %tlmgr --gui

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