[tex-live] latest tl2008 snapshop installation script: can't call method "depends" on undefined value

Jesse Alama alama at stanford.edu
Mon Jul 7 21:55:11 CEST 2008

Jesse Alama <alama at stanford.edu> writes:

> Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard <mpg at elzevir.fr> writes:
>> Jesse Alama scripsit (07.07.2008 20:31)
>>>   Can't call method "depends" on an undefined value at ./install-tl line 599.
>>> Any ideas what might be happening here?
>> I'm not sure, but the script probably says which undefined value somewhere.
>> It's probably dvipdfx or sthg like that, since there was recently some
>> problems with moving dvipdfmx-related things.  If you see another value,
>> please come back with more details.
> I reexecuted the script and the same error came up.  Then I just retried
> a third time, but this time with the -v flag, and found to my surprise
> that the error did not come up!  The only difference, as far as I can
> see, is the CTAN mirror that's being used.  Might that account for the
> difference?

I think I'm getting ahead of myself here: I was able to bypass the error
with depends, but I managed to get instead the old error about
language.us.def missing.  It seems that what's going on is that the
mirror are not entirely synchronized and that what it means to install
TL 2008 varies from mirror to mirror.  I'll stick with
ftp://tug.org/texlive/tlnet/tldev/ from now on.

When running the script with the flags -v -v I do see the problem with
dvipdfmx that you mention:

  DD:pre_selected oca
  DD:pre_selected collection-langitalian
  DD:pre_selected foilhtml
  DD:pre_selected collection-documentation-base
  DD:pre_selected collection-documentation-english
  DD:pre_selected dvipdfx
  Can't call method "depends" on an undefined value at ./install-tl line 599.

Any hints for how to proceed?



Jesse Alama (alama at stanford.edu)

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