Collections and packages
norbert at preining.info
Fri Jul 17 16:34:12 CEST 2020
Marcel has already answered everything, but let me chime in anyway.
First of all
tlmgr info collections
gives you the list of all collections and whether they are installed
For a specific collection you can do
tlmgr info collection-music
but that does not give you the "dependencies". Do achieve this you can
tlmgr info --list collection-music
(which lists the included files and dependencies), or, as Marcel
tlmgr info --data depends collection-music
but in a maybe inconvenient format ;-)
You can get only the documentation of info with
tlmgr info --help
attached below for your convenience:
All the best
tlmgr - the native TeX Live Manager
tlmgr [option...] action [option...] [operand...]
info [option...] pkg...
info [option...] collections
info [option...] schemes
With no argument, lists all packages available at the package
repository, prefixing those already installed with "i".
With the single word "collections" or "schemes" as the argument,
lists the request type instead of all packages.
With any other arguments, display information about pkg: the name,
category, short and long description, sizes, installation status,
and TeX Live revision number. If pkg is not locally installed,
searches in the remote installation source.
For normal packages (not collections or schemes), the sizes of the
four groups of files (run/src/doc/bin files) are shown separately.
For collections, the cumulative size is shown, including all
directly-dependent packages (but not dependent collections). For
schemes, the cumulative size is also shown, including all
directly-dependent collections and packages.
If pkg is not found locally or remotely, the search action is used
and lists matching packages and files.
It also displays information taken from the TeX Catalogue, namely
the package version, date, and license. Consider these, especially
the package version, as approximations only, due to timing skew of
the updates of the different pieces. By contrast, the "revision"
value comes directly from TL and is reliable.
The former actions "show" and "list" are merged into this action,
but are still supported for backward compatibility.
If the option "--list" is given with a package, the list of
contained files is also shown, including those for
platform-specific dependencies. When given with schemes and
collections, "--list" outputs their dependencies in a similar
If this option is given, the installation source will not be
used; only locally installed packages, collections, or schemes
Only list packages from the remote repository. Useful when
checking what is available in a remote repository using "tlmgr
--repo ... --only-remote info". Note that "--only-installed" and
"--only-remote" cannot both be specified.
If the option "--data" is given, its argument must be a comma
separated list of field names from: "name", "category",
"localrev", "remoterev", "shortdesc", "longdesc", "installed",
"size", "relocatable", "depends", "cat-version", "cat-date", or
"cat-license". In this case the requested packages' information
is listed in CSV format one package per line, and the column
information is given by the "itemN". The "depends" column
contains the name of all dependencies separated by ":".
In case "--json" is specified, the output is a JSON encoded
array where each array element is the JSON representation of a
single "TLPOBJ" but with additional information. For details see
"tlpkg/doc/JSON-formats.txt", format definition: "TLPOBJINFO".
If both "--json" and "--data" are given, "--json" takes
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