[OS X TeX] tlmgr / Tex Live Utility problem?

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Sep 28 08:24:16 EDT 2010

On Sep 28, 2010, at 1:50 AM, Rolf Schmolling wrote:

> Am 27.09.2010 um 15:29 schrieb Herbert Schulz:
>>>> Howdy,
>> The problem appears to be with the updated version of tlmgr rather than the TLU front end. We'll have to wait for an update to tlmgr and then, most likely, will have to force the update to the fixed tlmgr via the Actions->Reinstall TeX Live Manager menu command if the bad version was installed. Wait for more information about an update to tlmgr.
>> Good Luck,
>> Herb Schulz
>> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
> Hi,
> since I'm having the same problem an additional question:
> would "sudo tlmgr update --all" in Terminal update any new version of the tlmgr ? Does anybody know when a new version will be available?
> Thanks, Rolf


There has been a regression to ``fix'' the tlmgr problem. I don't know if it has gotten distributed to all the repositories. One easy way to get the it, if it is there, is to simply use the Actions->Reinstall TeX Live Manager Menu Item which will force re-installation of tlmgr to the version in the repository. I got several updates after that and, if it really has been updated you shouldn't see a message basically saying that you must use --all, or something like that. There should also be an update to TLU that gets around that happening again but I can't say when it will come out.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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