[tex-live] Error using tlmgr

Norbert Preining norbert at preining.info
Mon Jan 8 04:21:57 CET 2018


> user at newuser-Latitude-D830 ~ $ sudo tlmgr init-usertree
> (running on Debian, switching to user mode!)
> /usr/bin/tlmgr: Initialization failed (in setup_unix_one):
> /usr/bin/tlmgr: could not find a usable xzdec.
> /usr/bin/tlmgr: Please install xzdec and try again.

While upstream TeX Live does ship xzdec for all supported architectures
(Zdenek, Phil!), this is tlmgr from Debian and in Debian we do not ship
xzdec. Maybe I should add it to the dependencies ...

A simple
  sudo apt-get install xzdec
should fix that.

BUT: What are you (A F) doing with 
  *sudo*   and   *init-usertree*
That does NOT make sense!!! The *user-mode* facility of tlmgr is here to
help users that do NOT have access to su/root/sudo.



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