[OS X TeX] Use TL Utility to update TL 2018 to its frozen version

Adam R. Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Thu May 9 15:35:22 EDT 2019

This should work fine, and the next version of TLU will include this mirror in the historic list. I'd like to see more of the log, but I assume that you can't connect because of a firewall issue or because the server hit the max number of connections.


On May 9, 2019 at 10:11 AM, Alan Munn <amunn at gmx.com> wrote:

Hi, I'd like to update my old TL2018 distribution to the last version
(at the time of the freeze). I tried changing my distribution back to
TL2018 and then setting the repository to
ftp://tug.org/historic/systems/texlive/2018/tlnet-final/ but TL Utility
didn't like this. It reports:

2019-05-09 16:44:08 +0000 Notice -[TLMDatabase texliveYear][15587]
Failed to use this repository 48.4 seconds ago. Using that result.

2019-05-09 16:44:08 +0000 Notice -[TLMMainWindowController
_refreshUpdatedPackageListFromLocation:][15587] Not updating package
list, since the repository database version could not be determined

Is there a way to do what I want (either with TL Utility or tlmgr


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