[tex-live] TLU update fails (non-corporate MacOS machine)

Adam R. Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Fri Jun 22 04:47:53 CEST 2018

> On Jun 21, 2018, at 19:31 , Uri Blumenthal <uri at mit.edu> wrote:
> On Jun 21, 2018, at 21:44 , Adam R. Maxwell <amaxwell at mac.com <mailto:amaxwell at mac.com>> wrote:
>> On Jun 21, 2018, at 17:52 , Uri Blumenthal <uri at mit.edu <mailto:uri at mit.edu>> wrote:
>>> 2018-06-22 00:37:32 +0000 Notice -[TLMMainWindowController 
>>> showWindow:][17403]	User has chosen to permanently ignore the GPG 
>>> install alert
>>> my question - how did TLU arrive at this conclusion, since there is no visible config option to do anything with GPG?
>> At some point, you were prompted via an alert to install GPG. It has a checkbox option for users who are afraid to install it and don't want to be nagged each time TLU launches. You apparently checked the box to never see that warning again (though it will be reset for TL 2019).
> I assure you this was not the case, because I’ve been running GPG since it was PGP by Phil Zimmerman (in fact was on the PGP Design Team when the Usenet post came about that Prof. Sinelnikov found weaknesses in PGP).

The only way that preference key would be set (and thus the log
message) is if you checked the box on the alert.

> On the other hand, I do not want any app (including TLU) to install some weird version go GnuPG. 
> How do I tell TLU to use /usr/local/MacGPG2/bin/gpg2?

Hack TLCrypto.pm or TLU yourself.

> If worst comes to worst, for apps that are too inflexible I symlinked it to /usr/local/bin/gpg... 

That shouldn't work. I remove /usr/local/bin from TLU's PATH
since too many users installed things that broke TLU or tlmgr.

If you don't see the alert, it suggests that you already installed 
the tlgpg package, which installs to the TL tree. Try

tlmgr show tlgpg

which is how I check for it.

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