[tex-k] a question about tlmgr on Windows

Andrew Komornicki komornic at sbcglobal.net
Tue Apr 23 20:35:06 CEST 2013

thank you for the response.   I tried the fix that involved the
update-tlmgr-latest.exe install as this is the suggested method for disaster
recovery on the  www.tug.org/texlive/tlmgr.html pages 
This is Perl that comes with TeXlive. 
I can share with you that I unziped the current install-tl.zip archive 
and replaced the ./tlpkg  directory under my \texlive and tlmgr does work. 
I no longer get Perl errors.  It turns out that there are other problems,
but the Perl problem is solved.  

At 12:54 AM 4/23/2013, Norbert Preining wrote:
>Hi Andrew,
>On Mo, 22 Apr 2013, Andrew Komornicki wrote:
>> I have a question and a problem relating to tlmgr. 
>THis is not the right forum for tlmgr ...
>>           perl.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. 
>>           We are sorry for the inconvenience.
>That is something which is hard to debug, if perl does not work,
>something in your Windows installation is broken. We cannot conjure
>up solutions for elementary things like broken perls.
>You can try to debug perl as installed in 
>        ...path..to..your..texlive..\tlpkg\tlperl
>specifically bin tlperl\bin\perl.exe
>But you might have some background tasks (virus scanner? intrusion detection)
>whatever running that kills the perl process, which creates the problem.
>ANother option, but needs a bit more experience, is:
>* get the latest tlperl.win32.tar.xz, best from the tlpretest
>* backup your current tlpkg\tlperl
>* unpack it in ...\texlive\ (it contains the files in he hierarchy tlpkg\tlperl)
>and hope that this gives you a better/working perl.
>More than that, I guess, we cannot do.
>PREINING, Norbert                               http://www.preining.info
>JAIST, Japan                                 TeX Live & Debian Developer
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