[tex-live] [pretest] Update --self hangs

Joseph Wright joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk
Mon Apr 27 17:20:24 CEST 2015

On 27/04/2015 16:07, Zdenek Wagner wrote:
> 2015-04-27 16:48 GMT+02:00 Uwe Siart <usenet at siart.de>:
>> Zdenek Wagner <zdenek.wagner at gmail.com> writes:
>>> I have just tried on GNU Linux (Fedora) on x86_64 and everyting worked
>>> smoothly. It may take some time to download the packages, I am on a
>>> gigabit network so it is fast but if your connection is slower, time
>>> required for reinitialization of an updated infrastructure may be
>>> longer.
>> Could it be that this problem is specific to windows? In this update
>> perl.win32 was included and I understand that updating the platform upon
>> which all the scripts are running is certainly not straight forward.
> In unix systems, tlmgr can update itself while it is running. It is not
> possible in Windows, you have to do this in two separate steps:
> tlmgr update -self
> tlmgr update -all

My usual recipe is

    tlmgr update --self --all --reinstall-forcibly-removed

and works on Windows as well as Unix (tlmgr restarts itself after the
Joseph Wright

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