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

Herbert Schulz herbs at
Tue Sep 9 09:14:40 EDT 2008

On Sep 9, 2008, at 2:32 AM, Axel E. Retif wrote:

> That's all right ---I was thinking to do the change in the GUI. I  
> would use the command line to see if there are some new packages,  
> and then do the update with tlmgr --gui.
> Best,
> Axel


When using the gui and clicking on the Update All button I got a  
single update even though multiple packages were listed for update.  
Maybe that was the effect of using the mirror. Using a single server  
rather than the mirror is probably the best way to avoid that problem  
but I doubt it makes CTAN happy.

The biggest problem is definitely the removal of the original package  
before the download of the new. Definitely NOT the way to do things.  
Also, is there some sort of checksum (md5?) that is used to check that  
the download isn't corrupt?

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at

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