[OS X TeX] Getting started with tlmgr

Gary L. Gray glgray at me.com
Fri Dec 5 04:48:23 CET 2008

On Dec 4, 2008, at 7:54 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>

Thanks Herb. When I ran the first command:

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

I got:

sudo: tlmgr: command not found

which is very odd since I have messed with the command before, though  
it has been some weeks. I never did tell it to install anything, but  
it did exist.

-- Gary

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