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

Victor Ivrii vivrii at
Mon Sep 8 21:03:19 EDT 2008

> Well, I did get it going, but the process seems very quirky, to say the
> least. I've gotten the announcement of items installed by tlmgr being newer
> than on the server.

No surprise: tlmgr is currently promiscuous and connect each time to
one of the possible servers. Servers are not updated simultaneously.
So you updated from one server and then connected to another which had
not been updated yet. Victor

> I've also seen perl stop operating. That froze the
> download. But the download will freeze even if perl continues to operate. It
> always seems to freeze on install, not remove. This concerns me---I noticed
> it happen with the caption package and it was after several attempts at
> using tlmgr, where some other files were updated before the freezes, that I
> finally saw caption installed.
> Vince McGarry
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Victor Ivrii, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

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