[tex-live] tlmgr on Win10 fails

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Sat Nov 17 04:38:11 CET 2018


> here we go. Looks like what you suggested, a broken tar. Roght?

No, shouldn't be:
>   'tar' => '"C:\\Program Files
> (x86)\\texlive\\2018\\tlpkg\\installer\\tar.exe"',

THis is ours and should be fine.

What surprises me more is that:
>   'xz' => 'xz'

Do you have a program 
installed in your Windows somewhere.

This is also shown here:
> D:TLUtils::system_pipe: calling xz -dcf <
> "C:\Users\SC24CE~1\AppData\Local\Temp\2r_68Nzu2N\HZfB9CLG_V" >
> "C:\Users\SC24CE~1\AppData\Local\Temp\2r_68Nzu2N\k3wU8_yWPH"
> xz: (stdin): Compressed data is corrupt
> D:TLUtils::system_pipe: system exit code = 1
> D:xz C:\Users\SC24CE~1\AppData\Local\Temp\2r_68Nzu2N\HZfB9CLG_V failed,
> trying plain file

So it seems that you have an outdated xz.exe somewhere, please check

On Fri, 16 Nov 2018, Karl Berry wrote:
> Norbert, I'm not sure about your comment about other tars not
> supporting these options. Any tar must support "xf", or it is not tar at

The unpacking is not the problem, the making of the backup archives
before an update.

Anyway, the problem is with xz, I am highly confident.



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