[tex-live] tlmgr latest and update

Michel Goossens Michel.Goossens at cern.ch
Thu Dec 18 14:08:40 CET 2008

VI> --list  is just for listing forthcoming updates, not actually
updating. Alt:
VI> tlmgr update --all --dry-run   does the same
This what I get rinning that command:

tlmgr: installation location
update: dry run, no changes will be made
Fundamental package texlive.infra not present, that is sooo bad.
Serious error, texlive.infra not found at
cripts/texlive/tlmgr.pl line 2301.

So I seem to be missing the famous texlive.infra file, although latex
and friends are working. 
Can I get it from somewhere or do I have to reinstall everything from

MG>> Which gave me a whole series of the following lines:
MG>> skipping forcibly removed package ...
VI> It was once with me when tlmgr gone rogue. You need to reinstall
VI> (all) collections
VI> I suggest to run
VI> tlmgr list|grep "^i"|wc -l   (on UNIX, not sure about Windows
VI> equivalents). If you have full-install the answer should be 1794 as
VI> today.
I get 905 (on Cygwin, running with the native Vista executables)

Greetings, mg

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