[OS X TeX] TeX Live Utility - fails to update infrastructure - cannot find TeX Live root

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Dec 29 21:05:51 CET 2014

> On Dec 29, 2014, at 1:06 PM, Juergen Fenn <schneeschmelze at googlemail.com> wrote:
> 2014-12-29 19:56 GMT+01:00 Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com>:
>> is there a real need to grab the one from tlcritical? If you haven't already
>> obtained the present version from the TeX Live repository because of
>> the problem with the script you can get it by running
>> sudo tlmgr update --self
>> in Terminal---giving your admin password when requested. Once that
>> is done don't worry about it and you can do all the rest of the updates
>> using TLU.
> Yes, but we should add that you might like to set
> sudo tlmgr option repository http://mirror.ctan.org/systems/texlive/tlnet
> first, otherwise you'll get the message
> tlmgr: Your installation is set up to look on the disk for updates.
> by default.
> After that, it works, and you can use TLU again. Thx.
> Regards,
> Jürgen.


By default tlmgr has the repository set to the mirror so you get a repository near you. You can use TLU or tlmgr directly to reset that to some other repository. when did it get set to point to files on your own system?

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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