[OS X TeX] TeX Live 2015 and MacTeX-2015

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sat Jun 13 20:12:16 CEST 2015

> On Jun 13, 2015, at 1:08 PM, roberto avanzi <roberto.avanzi at online.de> wrote:
> SplendiD! Thanks for the hard work.
> I hit only one snag so far, with Tex Live Utility.
> When I open is, it stays forever on “validating server…” and if I try to something in the meantime, like changing the home repository, then it laments about an “uncaught exception” and offers me the option to crash or to continue in an inconsistent state.  Either way, it crashes and the usual crash reporting tool pops up.
> From the terminal "sudo tlmgr update —all” seems to work (it just returns that no updates are available, at the moment)
> Roberto


There is a problem with the released version of TeX Live 2015. There is a file,  
release-texlive.txt, that is missing and tlmgr (what TeX Live Utility uses to do the updates) uses that file to determine which year's TeX Live it is updating. 

I enclose a copy of this file:

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which you place on your Desktop. Once the file is there open Terminal.app and run the following command:

sudo cp ~/Desktop/release-texlive.txt /usr/local/texlive/2015

giving your Admin password when requested. It is safest to copy the command from line above (it should be a single line --- if it gets split you'll have to combine the two pieces) to guarantee the correct spaces in the command.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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