[OS X TeX] texdoc in TeX Live 2008

Thomas Rike tricycle222 at att.net
Tue Dec 30 05:46:10 CET 2008

On Dec 29, 2008, at 6:17 PM, Adam R. Maxwell wrote:

> On Dec 29, 2008, at 5:54 PM, cfrees at imapmail.org wrote:
>>> On Mon, Dec 29, 2008 at 7:50 PM, Thomas Rike <tricycle222 at att.net>  
>>> wrote:
>>>> Maybe I should reinstall. Would this new TeX Live Utility  
>>>> possibly help?
>> I don't think TLU will help in anyway that tlmgr cannot. As I
>> understand it - and I'm not on Leopard so I haven't seen TLU myself -
>> TLU is just a front end for _some_ of tlmgr's functionality. So you
>> might be able to do something with tlmgr which you can't do with TLU
>> but not vice-versa.
> This is generally correct.  However, in this case you can run TLU  
> and it should clearly show you the packages that have been forcibly  
> removed (which can happen in case of a botched update), and you  
> should be able to easily reinstall them.
> -- 
> Adam

Thanks to everyone for helping out. I ran the new TLU and it updated  
100's of packages as well as telling me which ones had been "forcibly  
removed" eight months ago when tlmgr encountered problems which I did  
not know how to recover from. With the new TLU I just had to highlight  
and install. Now texdoc (which had been forcibly removed) works  
perfectly, and a number of other packages have been recovered for some  
time in the future when I might need them. Thanks again.

Tom Rike

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