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

Adam R. Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Mon Jan 31 08:09:29 CET 2022

> On Jan 30, 2022, at 07:44 , Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:
> A future version of macOS (maybe the next update, 12.3?) will be removing python2 from the system. There are some python scripts embedded in TLU (which are also compatible with python3---but, apparently, Apple can't tell that) so it reports that as a future problem.

Just to be clear, Apple is removing Python and not providing a replacement Python 3, except for a lobotomized version that comes with the developer tools. <rant deleted>

I have a version of TLU with an embedded Python (now weighing in at 105 MB), and have to get all the details of git/compiling/code signing worked out.

This will probably be the death of the scheduled update checking, since that update checker is written in Python, and can't make use of TLU's internal Python interpreter. I'm not sure if anyone's actually using that to check for TeX Live updates, anyway.


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