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

Herbert Schulz herbs at
Mon Sep 8 21:10:38 EDT 2008

On Sep 8, 2008, at 7:30 PM, Vincent McGarry wrote:

> 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. 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


After losing caption.sty I've given up, for now, with using tlmgr. I  
re-installed MacTeX-2008 and will leave it that way for the near future.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at

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