[tex-live] tlmgr latest and update

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Thu Dec 18 11:55:07 CET 2008

On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 5:47 AM, Michel Goossens
<Michel.Goossens at cern.ch> wrote:
> NP> In case of problems we always recommend gettting
> NP>
> http://mirror.ctan.org/systems/texlive/tlnet/2008/update-tlmgr-latest.ex
> e
> NP> and running it.
> I just did this on Vista
> NP> After that please run
> NP>     tlmgr update --all
> In fact I preferred a "tlmgr update --list"

--list  is just for listing forthcoming updates, not actually updating. Alt:
tlmgr update --all --dry-run   does the same
> Which gave me a whole series of the following lines:
> skipping forcibly removed package ...

It was once with me when tlmgr gone rogue. You need to reinstall some
(all) collections

I suggest to run
tlmgr list|grep "^i"|wc -l   (on UNIX, not sure about Windows
equivalents). If you have full-install the answer should be 1794 as of


> where ... corresponds to the several hundreds of packages I have
> installed  (I did a complete install via the Web a few weeks ago).
> Is that normal?
> Greetings, mg

Victor Ivrii, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

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