update-tlmgr problem

Norbert Preining norbert at preining.info
Sat Mar 20 22:53:11 CET 2021

Hi Alexander

I guess you are running TeX Live as shipped by your Linux distribution, mighty be Debian based.

In this case you cannot update using tlmgr and have to rely on the package updates by the distribution.


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Mar 20, 2021 23:01:40 alexander sax <alexander.sax at uni-graz.at>:

> Dear all,
> when I execute update-tlmgr-latest.sh I get the message
> alex at alex-ThinkPad-P15v-Gen-1:~/Downloads$ ./update-tlmgr-latest.sh
> Verifying archive integrity... All good.
> Uncompressing TeX Live Manager Updater  100%
> ./runme.sh: Cannot find TeX Live root using kpsewhich --var-value=SELFAUTOPARENT.
> ./runme.sh: (no tlpkg/texlive.tlpdb and/or tlpkg/tlpobj/.)
> ./runme.sh: Please set your PATH as needed, otherwise it's hopeless.
> When I check the PATH (set in .bashrc) I find
> alex at alex-ThinkPad-P15v-Gen-1:~$ $PATH
> bash: /usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games:/usr/local/games:/snap/bin:/usr/share/texlive/tlpkg:/usr/share/texlive/:/usr/share/texlive/tlpkg/:
> Any ideas how to make the update work?
> greetings alex

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