[tex-live] tlmgr not working after last rsync

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Mon Aug 17 03:44:57 CEST 2015

Hi Francesco,

On Sun, 16 Aug 2015, Francesco Fossi wrote:
> TLUtils::unpack: Unpacking /tmp/LazVUDzGUD/mcf2graph.tar.xz failed,


> Use of uninitialized value $TEXMFSYSVAR in scalar chomp at
> /z/texlive/portable/bin/i386-linux/tlmgr line 773.

Are the TeX Live programs executable? This line comes from
	chomp(my $TEXMFSYSVAR = `kpsewhich -var-value=TEXMFSYSVAR`);
My guess is that you have mounted some USB media or something else
*without* executable permissions.

This would explain why the above xzdec command also fails, since
it is taken from the portable media.

THe perl script is running since it uses the executable perl
from your normal system, and does perl *does* run.


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