tlmgr failed due to a system reboot

Devon Ge dsge94 at
Sun Sep 26 17:08:06 CEST 2021

the tlpdb file contents are (partly) missing. I re-install it.

Heavens, a reinstall saved the day!

Thank you all!

Devon G

Norbert Preining <norbert at> 于2021年9月26日周日 下午10:28写道:

> On Sat, 25 Sep 2021, Karl Berry wrote:
> > 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.
> Karl is correct, but just in case there is also the option to recreate
> the tlpdb from the tlpobj files which are saved into
>         ROOT/tlpkg/tlpobj/
> You can all
>         tlmgr recreate-tlpdb
> This MIGHT help and should be the last resort, and something might get
> lost, but you can get a halfway working tlpdb back.
> Then you can run
>         tlmgr update --self
>         tlmgr update --all
> And after that a
>         tlmgr check
> might be good idea I guess.
> Best
> Norbert
> --
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