[tex-live] tlmgr update --self --all crash

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Mon Dec 3 00:31:54 CET 2012

Hi Bob,

On Fr, 30 Nov 2012, Bob Tennent wrote:
> This has now happened twice, during the final stages of an update. The
> first time (yesterday), a Windows guest was running on the machine
> and I made the obvious assumption. Problems were reported by tlmgr
> check all, so I re-installed texlive. Today (the next day) there was
> a similar crash. Nothing in the system log. kpathsea warned about No
> usable entries in ls-R files, so I texhashed. But tlmgr check all still
> reports problems:

Your computer seems to be quite broken.

>  Files present but not covered (relative to /usr/local/texlive/2012):
>   texmf-dist/lsR23898.tmp/lsR23898.tmp

left over from a terminated mktexlsr run.

>   texmfcnf.lua


>   Running check runfiles:
>   # afoot.sty
>   diff /usr/local/texlive/2012/texmf-dist/tex/latex/arabtex/afoot.sty /usr/local/texlive/2012/texmf-dist/tex/latex/ledmac/afoot.sty
>   # c-cap.dat
>   diff /usr/local/texlive/2012/texmf-dist/tex/generic/pst-geo/data/c-cap.dat /usr/local/texlive/2012/texmf-dist/tex/generic/pst-geo/dataII/c-cap.dat
>   # citycapitals.dat
>   diff /usr/local/texlive/2012/texmf-dist/tex/generic/pst-geo/data/citycapitals.dat /usr/local/texlive/2012/texmf-dist/tex/generic/pst-geo/dataII/citycapitals.dat

Well, something *is* seriously broken on your computer.

> What should I do now? It seems re-installing won't solve the problem.
> Running Centos 6.3. The system hasn't previously been unstable. A
> similar system at home (same hardware and mostly same software) hasn't
> been problematic.

broken hard disk?
running fsck?

showing *how* tlmgr update --self broke?
running the update with -v -v and send the result?

Best wishes

Norbert Preining            preining@{jaist.ac.jp, logic.at, debian.org}
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