[tex-live] Tex Live Utility not finding package updates

Lars Madsen daleif at math.au.dk
Wed Apr 26 16:21:44 CEST 2017

In addition to Enricos comment

The freeze issue is actually listed if you run the TL manager from the commandline (TeX Live Utility is a Mac feel front end of sorts for tlmgr)

sudo tlmgr update --all --self

I get this message

TeX Live 2016 is frozen forever and will no
longer be updated.  This happens in preparation for a new release.

If you're interested in helping to pretest the new release (when
pretests are available), please read http://tug.org/texlive/pretest.html.
Otherwise, just wait, and the new release will be ready in due time.
tlmgr: package repository http://ctan.uib.no/systems/texlive/tlnet (verified)
tlmgr: saving backups to /opt/texlive/2016/tlpkg/backups

If will then install updates if there are any left missing before the freeze.

It seems TL Utility does not this for this freeze and inform the user.

Perhaps you should inform the maintainers of the TL utility tool for Mac

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

From: tex-live <tex-live-bounces at tug.org> on behalf of Enrico Gregorio <enrico.gregorio at gmail.com>
Sent: 26 April 2017 14:36
To: TeXLive
Cc: ksdjhfiwe.dgr9z at ncf.ca
Subject: Re: [tex-live] Tex Live Utility not finding package updates

> On 26 Apr 2017, at 13:10, ksdjhfiwe.dgr9z at ncf.ca wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm using Tex Live 2016 on OSX Sierra 10.12.4. The Tex Live Utility (1.26) had been working fine for me until a couple of weeks ago. Since then, it connects to the configured repo, spends the expected amount of time doing an apparent query and then reports that no updates are available. A quick look at CTAN shows that there are plenty of updates going in all the time, and it behaves this way regardless of the repo I choose so I assume the problem is at my end.
> Any suggested remedies are appreciated.
> Thanks.

TeX Live 2016 has been frozen in preparation of the 2017 release, due June.


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