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

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Mon Dec 3 16:52:33 CET 2012

Bob did you check the RAM in the computer?

A few years ago I had a problem where I downloaded an ISO and each time I md5 tested it I got different results.

Then someone suggested that I tested the RAM, and sure enough one of them failed.

/Lars Madsen
Institut for Matematik / Department of Mathematics
Aarhus Universitet / Aarhus University
Mere info: http://au.dk/daleif@imf / More information: http://au.dk/en/daleif@imf

From: tex-live [tex-live-bounces at tug.org] on behalf of Bob Tennent [rdt at cs.queensu.ca]
Sent: 03 December 2012 16:37
To: Norbert Preining
Cc: tex-live at tug.org
Subject: Re: [tex-live] tlmgr update --self --all crash

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

Only tlmgr update has been problematic over the last 5 days.

 >|broken hard disk?

a relatively new SSD

 >|running fsck?

forced on all partitions; no issues.

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

Thanks. I hadn't noticed the -v option before; it's not exactly obvious
in the man page.

So today I ran the update with -v -v. Of course it went smoothly :+)
I'll do the same for a few days and if all's well assume it was some
temporary glitch. Perhaps the re-boot cleared it.

Bob T.

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