After installation of TL 2019: Tlmgr claims that directory 2018 is not writable

Alois Steindl Alois.Steindl at
Tue Jun 11 12:08:11 CEST 2019

After successfully installing the latest TeXLive 2019 on a Windows 10 
system I encounter a strange problem: When calling tlmgr (actually it is 
tlshell), I receive the message "E:/texlive/2018 is not writable. You 
can probably not do much. Are you sure you want to continue?"

In the window I see the entries "Root at E:/texlive/2018", tlmgr: 
r49931, tlshell: r50042.

Of course, I start the program from the icon in the 2019 folder and TL 
is installed in e:/texlive/2019.

I couldn't find any setting, which might force the root at e:/texlive/2018.

Update: In the meantime I entered the command from the shell

tlshell option repository

and now it looks fine. Also tlmgr and tlshell indicate newer versions 
(R51232, R51231). It seems, that starting tlmgr from the icon (Start 
menu -> TeX Live 2019 -> TeX Live Manager) causes the troubles, it calls 
the 2018 program, although the menu entry points to tlshell in the 2019 

Best wishes


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