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

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Mon Apr 27 17:28:00 CEST 2015

Am Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:07:54 +0200 schrieb Zdenek Wagner:

> 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
> If you try the latter without the former, tlmgr should report that "tlmgr
> update -self" is needed. I can try at home what happens if I do not specify
> -self.

Well I naturally did "tlmgr update --self". And then tlmgr says

G:\Z-Test>tlmgr update --self
tlmgr.pl: package repository http://ctan.ijs.si/mirror/tlpretest/
tlmgr.pl: saving backups to D:/texlive/2015/tlpkg/backups

and then nothing happens but the CPU use raises and the ventilator
works a lot. 

Ulrike Fischer 

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