[tex-live] tlmgr latest and update

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Thu Dec 18 14:38:31 CET 2008

On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 8:08 AM, Michel Goossens
<Michel.Goossens at cern.ch> wrote:
> 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
> http://mirror.switch.ch/ftp/mirror/tex/systems/texl
> ive/tlnet/2008
> update: dry run, no changes will be made
> Fundamental package texlive.infra not present, that is sooo bad.

It looks like you have updated long ago before this. Start from

% tlmgr install bin-texlive texlive.infr


%tlmgr list collections

Then one-by-one

%tlmgr install <collection>

controlling via

%tlmgr list|grep "^i"|wc -l


PS I described this recovery (for Mac/UNIX: used in x64_linux) at the bottom


However, now it tells me during 2 months that many packages I have are
newer than on CTAN. Spooky!


> Serious error, texlive.infra not found at
> c:/Users/goossens/texlive/2008/texmf/s
> 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
> scratch?
> 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
> some
> 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
> of
> VI> today.
> I get 905 (on Cygwin, running with the native Vista executables)
> Greetings, mg

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

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