[OS X TeX] Strange Behavior from tlmgr

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Dec 2 23:55:52 CET 2008

On Dec 2, 2008, at 3:19 PM, Richard L. Aurbach wrote:

> I installed MacTeX from the 2008 TeX Collection DVD and decided to
> attempt to check for updates (presumably those updates which occurred
> after the DVD was created).
> I installed the Tk-804.028 package and did the following:
> sudo tlmgr paper letter
> sudo tlmgr location http://mirror.ctan.or/systems/texlive/tlnet/2008
> sudo tlmgr update bin-texlive texlive.infra
> all of which seemed to work fine. Then (as suggested on the
> http://tug.org/texlive/tlmgr.html page), I did
> sudo tlmgr update --all
> It appears that tlmgr is attempting to update EVERYTHING. It's been
> running for two days now and still hasn't finished.
> Three questions:
> (1) Why is it doing this? I would have thought that only a few
> packages would actually need to be updated.
> (2) Did I do something wrong?
> (3) Should I just let this thing finish or should I abort it prior to
> completion.
> Cheers,
> Rick Aurbach


Shouldn't that second line be

sudo tlmgr option location http://mirror.ctan.org/systems/texlive/tlnet/2008

which will permanently set the location to http://... which is what  
you want. Notice the extra `option' argument to tlmgr.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

More information about the macostex-archives mailing list