[tex-live] tlmgr update problem

Adam R. Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Tue Apr 13 16:42:22 CEST 2010

On Apr 13, 2010, at 7:18 AM, Norbert Preining wrote:

> On Di, 13 Apr 2010, Adam R. Maxwell wrote:
>> Is there any way to tell for sure?  For instance, the XeTeX update
>> failed, and I have this in /usr/local/texlive/2009/tlpkg/texlive.tlpdb:
>> name collection-xetex
> What xetex update failed? collection-xetex oder xetex.*?

Collection-xetex.  I just picked one from the list in my original message,
which was snipped heavily.  The list of failures is ~600 lines, with 2 per

Updating collection-xetex
(stdin): File format not recognized

> Hard to tell, please run
> 	tlmgr check all

I snipped this heavily.  Let me know if you need the full output.

$ tlmgr check all
Argument "             1 1 dummy " isn't numeric in numeric ne (!=) at /usr/local/texlive/2009/tlpkg/TeXLive/TLTREE.pm line 86.
Argument "             1 1 dummy " isn't numeric in numeric ne (!=) at /usr/local/texlive/2009/tlpkg/TeXLive/TLTREE.pm line 86.
Running check files:

 Files mentioned in tlpdb but missing (relative to /usr/local/texlive/2009):

[*** snip 7000 lines ***]


Running check depends:
Running check executes:

 mentioned bin files that cannot be found:
Running check runfiles:
open(/usr/local/texlive/2009/texmf-dist/fonts/misc/xetex/fontmapping/polyglossia/arabicdigits.tec) failed: No such file or directory at /usr/local/texlive/2009/tlpkg/TeXLive/TLUtils.pm line 2009.

>> I also noticed some complaints about "uninitialized value $out in
>> concatenation...at /usr/texbin/tlmgr line 508" but that may be
>> irrelevant.
> Can you tell me the svn rev of your tlmgr?
> 	tlmgr -v --version

$ tlmgr -v --version
tlmgr revision 17611 (2010-03-30 01:21:59 +0200)
tlmgr using installation: /usr/local/texlive/2009
TeX Live (http://tug.org/texlive) version 2009

Revision of modules:
TLConfig: 16713
TLUtils:  17495
TLPOBJ:   17183
TLPDB:    17589
TLMedia:  17443
TLPaper:  16743
TLWinGoo: 16713

I can try reproducing this tonight, if needed.  I still have the source files
for the install, and can easily connect to VPN while running an update.


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