[OS X TeX] Getting started with tlmgr

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Dec 5 16:07:57 CET 2008

On Dec 5, 2008, at 7:36 AM, Gerrit Glabbart wrote:

> Am 05.12.2008 um 01:54 schrieb Herbert Schulz:
>> 2 Initial Setup and Updating tlmgr
>> Setting up the the tlmgr update system is a two step process. First  
>> you have to set up a preference
>> that tells tlmgr where to find the files to update in future runs:  
>> run
>> sudo tlmgr option location http://mirror.ctan.org/systems/texlive/tlnet/2008
> Isn't that the default setting? I thought the point of the location  
> option was to select a particular mirror explicitly. I've never  
> called this option, and yet I get my TeXLive updates from a random  
> mirror from my home country, which, I'm guessing, is the desired  
> behavior. Am I missing something?
> Oh, and yes, a section four, "When disaster strikes" (or something  
> of the sort), is probably a good idea. Maybe you can just copy and  
> paste one of your responses on this list.
> Thanks for your efforts,
> Gerrit.


By now the updates should be around to all servers so it should walk.  
I'm working on an update to the document with instructions on picking  
a particular server for the update (please don't all try to use my  
example in that document --- that will surely overload the server).  
Once the update is complete you should be able to go back to the  
mirror and it should work.

I'm sorry for any problems I may have caused. Sigh...

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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