[tex-live] Error when trying to use TeX Live's 2015 tlmgr on FreeBSD 9.3

Conny Andersson tugmember at diaforum.se
Wed Sep 30 22:35:28 CEST 2015

Sorry I forgot to CC to tex-live at tug.org

To: Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at>

Hi Norbert and thanks for your answer,

On Wed, 30 Sep 2015 22:08:46 +0900
Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at> wrote:

> Hi Conny,
> On Wed, 30 Sep 2015, Conny Andersson wrote:  
> > Can't locate TeXLive/TLConfig.pm in @INC (you may need to install the 
> > TeXLive::TLConfig module) (@INC contains: /usr/texmf-dist/scripts/texlive   
> Is
> 	/usr/local/bin/tlmgr
> a *link* to
> 	/usr/local/texlive/2015/bin/$arch/tlmgr
> ?  

Yes it is, but that 'tlmgr' in turn is a symlink to tlmgr.pl:

ls -l /usr/local/bin/tlmgr 
lrwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  46 13 Sep 03:46 /usr/local/bin/tlmgr 
-> /usr/local/texlive/2015/bin/i386-freebsd/tlmgr  

ls -l ../texlive/2015/bin/i386-freebsd/tlmgr
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root  wheel  41 14 Aug  2014 ../texlive/2015/bin/i386-freebsd/tlmgr
 -> ../../texmf-dist/scripts/texlive/tlmgr.pl  

(This is from my i386 labtop, but it also apply to my amd64
workstation, both computers complain about line 92 in tlmgr.)  

> My guess is that
> 	/usr/local/bin/tlmgr
> is a link to
> 	/usr/local/texlive/2015/texmf-dist/scripts/texlive/tlmgr.pl
> which does *NOT* work.  

No, not directly, but indirectly as shown above.

> How did you set up the links? Did you use tlmgr to do that, or did
> you use something else?  

No not tlmgr. For the laptop on which I now write this answer, I
used install-tl-20150911 (folder to do an Internet install) and then the
perl script install-tl. In the following CLI dialog I choose its O
and then the L option to get: 

create symlinks in standard directories:  [X]
            binaries to: /usr/local/bin
            manpages to: /usr/local/man
                info to: /usr/local/info

The same CLI installation procedure was alsö done on my workstation,
but there I only used the TeX Collection 2015 DVD to install via its
install-tl. All I did was to install Tex Live 2015 the same way as I
used for the last six years without any later problem with tlmgr.

Thanks Norbert, 

Best Regards,


> Norbert
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  Conny Andersson
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