[tex-live] Default local disk repository seems to be wrong after install-tl from rsync'ed mirror

jfbu jfbu at free.fr
Fri Apr 17 19:03:12 CEST 2015


after rsyncing from a TL2015 pretest mirror to my hard disk,
and running install-tl, the default repository location seems
to be wrong:

ttys000:~ (18:48)$ tlmgr update --list --all
tlmgr: package repository /Users/---/Downloads/TL2015
tlmgr: saving backups to /Users/---/Downloads/TL2015/tlpkg/backups
tlmgr: no updates available
tlmgr: Your installation is set up to look on the disk for updates.
To install from the Internet for this one time only, run:
  tlmgr -repository http://mirror.ctan.org/systems/texlive/tlnet ACTION ARG...
where ACTION is install, update, etc.; see tlmgr -help if needed.

To change the default for all future updates, run:
  tlmgr option repository http://mirror.ctan.org/systems/texlive/tlnet

I needed to do

ttys000:~ (18:48)$ tlmgr option repository ~/Downloads/tlpretest

and then it worked as expected
ttys000:~ (18:50)$ tlmgr update --list --all
tlmgr: package repository /Users/---/Downloads/tlpretest
tlmgr: saving backups to /Users/---/Downloads/TL2015/tlpkg/backups
update:   handout            [191k]: local:    36867, source:    36877

Notice that I had updated once successfully yesterday with TLU 
from the distant server via http,
but had not tried until now direct tlmgr use from my local copy of
the TL2015 pretest mirror (after rsyncing to make it up-to-date).

I followed these steps when first installing. This was before the
binaries, particularly xetex, had been updated, hence creation of
format files had no problem back then on Mac OS X (Darwin)

rsync -a  --delete --exclude="mactex*" -- ctan.ijs.si::mirror/tlpretest/ ~/Downloads/tlpretest/

cd ~/Downloads/tlpretest

./install-tl -repository .


 Detected platform: MacOSX/Darwin on x86_64
 <B> binary platforms: 1 out of 19

 <S> set installation scheme (scheme-full)

 <C> customizing installation collections
     47 collections out of 48, disk space required: 3981 MB

 <D> directories:
   TEXDIR (the main TeX directory):
   TEXMFLOCAL (directory for site-wide local files):
   TEXMFSYSVAR (directory for variable and automatically generated data):
   TEXMFSYSCONFIG (directory for local config):
   TEXMFVAR (personal directory for variable and automatically generated data):
   TEXMFCONFIG (personal directory for local config):
   TEXMFHOME (directory for user-specific files):

 <O> options:
   [ ] use letter size instead of A4 by default
   [X] allow execution of restricted list of programs via \write18
   [X] create all format files
   [X] install macro/font doc tree
   [X] install macro/font source tree
   [ ] create symlinks to standard directories
   [ ] after install, use tlnet on CTAN for package updates

 <V> set up for portable installation

 <I> start installation to hard disk
 <H> help
 <Q> quit

Enter command: I


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