Is my client too old? No, that's the same version that we have on tug.org. $ p4 sync -f `pwd`/texmf/... /data/norbert/texlive/p4-base/Build/source.development/texmf/... - file(s) up-to-date. Hmm. I tried deleting a junk directory (web/texlive) and doing p4 sync -f `pwd`/texlive on tug.org, and it worked. Perhaps Sebastian will have an explanation.