[OS X TeX] Problem with TexLive Utility

Adam R. Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Sat Jan 2 19:58:36 EST 2010

On Jan 2, 2010, at 3:40 PM, jacques dubucs wrote:

> Hi everybody,
> I have TL 09, which works quite fine (standard installation at /usr/local/texlive/2009; TL '08 has been removed; my Mac is OS X 5.8)
> But TL Utility (version 0.85) doesn't work, opening with "Listing Failed" and pretending that "This version of TeX Live Utility requires TeX Live 2009 or later.  You need TeX Live Utility 0.74 or earlier in order to use TeX Live 2008."
> As far as I can see, TLU preferences have been settled according to the guidelines: server URL put to http://mirror.ctan.org/systems/texlive/tlnet/ and path at /usr/texbin, where tlmgr actually lives.

Yes, this is the correct mirror for TL 2009.  Did you install via MacTeX or the TeX Live installer?

> 2010-01-03 00:23:51 +0100 Notice -[TLMAppController checkVersionConsistency][4363]    Looks like you're using TeX Live 2008…

You are pointing TLU at TeX Live 2008.

> 2010-01-03 00:23:51 +0100 Notice -[TLMAppController checkVersionConsistency][4363]    *** WARNING *** Potential version mismatch between tlmgr and mirror URL http://mirror.ctan.org/systems/texlive/tlnet/

In Terminal, run the following three commands:

/usr/texbin/tlmgr --version

/usr/texbin/kpsewhich -var-value=SELFAUTOPARENT

which tlmgr

NOTE: use the full path /usr/texbin in the first two commands.


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