[OS X TeX] [tlmgr] - what does this mean?

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Wed Dec 10 22:19:03 CET 2008

On Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 3:39 PM, Richard L. Aurbach <rick at aurbach.com> wrote:

> [Dogberry:~/Downloads] rlaurb% tlmgr update --list
> tlmgr: installation location
> http://mirror.ctag.org/systems/texlive/tlnet/2008

Either you copy wrong (default is

or your tlmgr is damaged

> unusable location
> http://mirror.ctag.org/systems/texlive/tlnet/2008/tlpkg/texlive.tlpdb, could
> not load any packages
> Cannot load TeX Live database from
> http://mirror.ctag.org/systems/texlive/tlnet/2008 at /usr/texbin/tlmgr line
> 2110.
> [Dogberry:~/Downloads] rlaurb%
> Now what? Is this expected behavior? If not, is the problem likely to be on
> the server side or with my installation of TexLive?
> Any ideas or clues or whatever would be greatly appreciated.
> Cheers,
> Rick Aurbach, Ph.D.
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Victor Ivrii, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

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