[tex-live] tlmgr update --self in 4NT window.
luecking at uark.edu
Wed Aug 5 21:13:05 CEST 2009
>2009/8/4 Dan Luecking
><<http://tug.org/mailman/listinfo/tex-live>luecking at uark.edu>:
> > In a 4NT window (under winXP, SP3), the command
> > tlmgr update --self
> > produces an error (lines 5-6 below):
> > tlmgr: installation location
> > Preparing TeX Live infrastructure update...
> > DO NOT CLOSE THIS WINDOW!
> > TeX Live infrastructure update in progress...
> > 'wrev' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
> > operable program or batch file.
>No idea, where does this come from. Most likely harmless. Did it
It happened in two of my available computers. I just tried
it on a third and it didn't happen. I don't know why.
The only place I could find the string 'wrev' is in
tl-updater.bat as the name of the 5th parameter of foreachpkg
and the 4th parameter of updateinfo and restoreinfo.
Could it be because of unescaped redirection symbols? For example,
set "infomsg= -> %~4"
> > [1/1] update: texlive.infra.win32 (14500 -> 14520)
> > TeX Live infrastructure update complete.
> > The update seems to proceed anyway, but I cannot be sure it is
> > complete as there is no way of telling what it is doing nor
> > any way of finding out what it is supposed to be doing.
>You can make the updater more chatty with 'tlmgr -v ...', this will
>enable debugging also in the batch updater script. Full description of
>the update process can be found in
>.../texmf/scripts/texlive/updater-w32 if you are interested in more
I had read that, so I know the process, but it doesn't
say what actual files are changed by that process. Nor can
one see from any messages whether those files are changed.
Thus, I have no way to check if an update has taken place
(apart from version numbers in *.tlpobj, which only proves
those files were changed).
> > The same command in a cmd.exe shell proceeds without error.
It is hard to check if it fails in 4NT and succeeds in cmd,
because one can only do one after the other. When I saw the
error in 4NT, I rolled back one version (using a previously
saved update-tlmgr-r*.exe) and tried in cmd. The latter worked
without error, but I can't be sure they were run under the same
conditions. I have not yet tried running cmd first.
>That is strange. At the very begining the updater script restarts
>itself in cmd.exe to avoid issues with 4NT amongst other things.
>Anything after 'DO NOT CLOSE THIS WINDOW!' is actually executed in
>cmd.exe, so there should be no differences there.
What exactly is "the updater script"? If you mean updater-w32.bat,
I don't see that in there (though it does appear in updater-w32,
which I thought was supposed to be a copy of it). Which one is
actually invoked? On the system I'm answering from, the .bat is
older, and there are differences in the description of the update
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