[OS X TeX] Getting started with tlmgr

David Watson dewatson at me.com
Fri Dec 5 04:24:50 CET 2008

On Dec 4, 2008, at 6:54 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> Howdy,
> As part of TeX Live 2008 (and therefore MacTeX 2008) there is a CLI  
> program called tlmgr which can be used to update the TeX  
> distribution. Unfortunately the first version of tlmgr, as supplied  
> in the present MacTeX 2008, has some bugs and needs to be updated  
> before using it to update the distribution.
> Attached is a short document to get you started with tlmgr as  
> supplied in MacTeX 2008 and BasicTeX 2008. It gives instructions for  
> setting up and updating tlmgr and then gives a bit of information on  
> the simplest way to get all available updates to the distribution.  
> There is more information on use found in a document that came with  
> MacTeX 2008 in /Applications/TeX/Utilities/.
> <TlmgrMacTeX.pdf>

Thank you so much for the explicit instructions. I have been waiting  
patiently to use tlmgr, based on the initial reports of troubles.
The update worked without any issues, probably because this is the  
first time I've tried to use tlmgr since TeXLive 2008 came out.

> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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