[OS X TeX] TeX Live Utility 1.49 fails to update old TeXLive 2019 and leaves it unusable.

Adam R. Maxwell via MacOSX-TeX macosx-tex at email.esm.psu.edu
Fri Jul 9 04:55:45 CEST 2021

> On Jul 8, 2021, at 12:38 , George Tourlakis <gt at cse.yorku.ca> wrote:
> Hi Adam,
> I did not notice that the log was in two segments.
> I trust the following is complete.

2021-07-08 18:55:31 +0000 Notice tlu_ipctask[7175]	Beginning download and installation of packages
2021-07-08 18:55:32 +0000 Warning tlu_ipctask[7175]	TLPDB::_install_package: unsupported container format xz

2021-07-08 19:30:53 +0000 Warning tlu_ipctask[7175]	sh: fmtutil-sys: command not found

This is concerning: it looks like files are missing from the system, or else the /Library/TeX/texbin symlink is broken and tlmgr can't find them. This command

$ ls /usr/local/texlive/2019/bin/x86_64-darwin/fmt*

should show fmtutil and friends. This one

$ ls /usr/local/texlive/2019/tlpkg/installer/xz

should show an xz binary. Also,

$ ls -L /Library/TeX/texbin

should show a long list of executables.


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