tlmgr failed due to a system reboot

Karl Berry karl at
Sun Sep 26 00:02:11 CEST 2021

    Here is the error message:

    > First directive needs to be 'name', not  at
    > C:/texlive/2021/tlpkg/TeXLive/ line 104, <TMP> line 1.

Looks like your c:/texlive/2021/tlpkg/texlive.tlpdb file, or the sibling
texlive.tlpdb.main.<string>, got clobbered by the reboot. Check the file
length/contents? If it's empty/junk, the only reliable recovery will be
to reinstall. Unless I'm forgetting something. Sorry. --best, karl.

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