[tex-live] tlmgr problems (linux64)

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Sat Nov 15 14:16:23 CET 2008

On Sat, Nov 15, 2008 at 6:58 AM, Victor Ivrii <vivrii at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Karl, Norman
> Yesterday tlmgr update from ftp://tug.org/texlive/tlcritical gone
> rogue and began to remove packages en mass. I interrupted it and
> reinstalled all the collections
> successfully
> However today it began to complain that
> Can't locate object method "option" via package "TeXLive::TLPDB" at
> /usr/local/texlive/2008/bin/x86_64-linux/tlmgr line 1088.
> I hope for suggestion. Victor

Found :

My suggestion is to go to
and explicitly download the *.pm files and manually put them into
tlpkg/tlpkg/TeXLive.  Then visit
and manually put that into texmf/script/texlive.

After that,  tlmgr update bin-texlive texlive.infra  will hopefully run
ok, and get things back in a reasonable state.

We're working on an easier way to recover from the "broken tlmgr"
problem, but for now, the above is it.

This fixed the problem. Should be in FAQ. And there should be link
from tlmgr --help  to FAQ

PS latexmk was fixed. I feel myself cheated: no more subject for jokes :-)


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