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

Herbert Schulz herbs at
Mon Sep 8 19:48:04 EDT 2008

On Sep 8, 2008, at 5:22 PM, Vincent McGarry wrote:

> In attempting to use tlmgr update --all, I get the following message:
> Cannot read any package from 
> , seems not to be a TLPDB!Cannot load TeX Live database from 
>  at /usr/texbin/tlmgr line 616.
> which means what?
> Vince McGarry


I've seen that too and my guess is that the server is being  
overwhelmed with requests and is timing out. I've managed to get some  
downloads and then a stall. I'm also getting messages that some of the  
items I've already installed via tmgr are newer than those in the  
server's database!? Now what could cause that?

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at

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