[tlu] "TeX Live Utility" needs to be updated

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at icloud.com
Sun Jan 30 16:55:08 CET 2022

> Le 30 janv. 2022 à 16:38, Gary L. Gray via tlu <tlu at tug.org> a écrit :
> When I launched TLU just now, I got the message seen in the attached screen shot. Is this a known issue? Did I miss something?

Hi Gary,

This message is about the future removal of Python from macOS (if you click the "Learn More" button, it will take you to a page about this IIRC).

Actually, "future" here is about to become present: Python has been removed completely from macOS Monterey 12.3, presently in Beta, see


You can still get Python by installing Xcode or the Command Line Developer Tools (actually, if you type python3 in Terminal, a dialog will pop up offering to install these tools). But that's python3, whereas TLU calls python aka python2. 

Same if you get Python from python.org: it's also python3.

Adam is working on a solution.


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