[tex-live] tlmgr update problem

Adam R. Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Wed Apr 14 03:38:35 CEST 2010

On Apr 13, 2010, at 8:28 AM, Norbert Preining wrote:

>> 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.
> I have absolutely no idea what has happened here, but $out above should
> definitely not be undefined if at least xzdec was started. But it seems
> that even that is missing?
> Do you have your ROOT/tlpkg/installer/xz/xz.$ARCH and can execute it?
> I can only imagine that the xz binary is hosed and cannot be executed.


$ ll /usr/local/texlive/2009/tlpkg/installer/xz/*
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  310376 Apr 12 20:00 /usr/local/texlive/2009/tlpkg/installer/xz/xz.universal-darwin
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  161820 Apr 12 20:00 /usr/local/texlive/2009/tlpkg/installer/xz/xzdec.universal-darwin

$ /usr/local/texlive/2009/tlpkg/installer/xz/xz.universal-darwin
/usr/local/texlive/2009/tlpkg/installer/xz/xz.universal-darwin: Compressed data not written to a terminal unless `--force' is used.
/usr/local/texlive/2009/tlpkg/installer/xz/xz.universal-darwin: Try `/usr/local/texlive/2009/tlpkg/installer/xz/xz.universal-darwin --help' for more information.

So it's executable, and spits out an error when trying to run it with no input.
Some packages are now available for update, so I ran (from TLU)

/usr/texbin/tlmgr --repository http://mirrors.ibiblio.org/pub/mirrors/CTAN/systems/texlive/tlnet --machine-readable --persistent-downloads update biblatex-philosophy

and had no problems.  I'll move aside this install and see if a clean one
from my local repo has problems.


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