TL 2023 under Docker fails

Karl Berry karl at
Wed Mar 22 23:56:37 CET 2023

Hi Julien - regarding the upgrade failure:

    ./ updating /opt/texlive/texdir/bin/default ...
    tar: default: Cannot stat: No such file or directory

It seems your installation has the bin dir named, literally, "default":
Is that right? Our little upgrade script cannot guess what that really is.
It assumes the bin/ directories are known TL platform names, like
x86_64-linux. Admittedly the error message should be improved.

    Worth noting: within the image (an Alpine Linux), TeXLive is located at
    /opt/texlive. I haven't tried to move to /usr/local/texlive/2023/and
    updating PATH. Would that help?

No. The script runs kpsewhich --var-value=SELFAUTOPARENT to
determine the root of the installed TL tree. We can see from the path
above that it found /opt/texlive ... --best, karl.

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