[tlu] new beta with possible Ventura fix

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at icloud.com
Thu Jan 19 08:06:28 CET 2023

> On 19 Jan 2023, at 03:14, Adam R. Maxwell via tlu <tlu at tug.org> wrote:
> If any of you compulsive early adopters are running Ventura, this new beta might work around Apple's dreadful UI choice that apparently puts my name in your Login Items preference pane. Please let me know if it works or not, although I'm not sure there's anything else I can do. Probably requires a logout/login or restart, since this modifies the scheduled update check agent.
> https://github.com/amaxwell/tlutility/issues/134
> https://github.com/amaxwell/tlutility/releases/download/1.54b6/TeX.Live.Utility.app-1.54b6.zip
> And if you haven't installed Ventura, please do not do so just to test this. My build system is running Big Sur, and I'm sending this email from Mojave :).

Well, not only an early adopter, but since last October one with a Developer ID. This was to test a problem with dvisvgm, which no longer found libgs. The problem turned out to be caused by runtime hardening, which (among other things) removes /usr/local/bin from the default path of dlopen(). The removal occurred at some point in 2022, for Ventura and possibly Monterey.

I had resisted for years getting the ID, but this time there was no other way: runtime hardening is done with codesign -o runtime. So now I'm always running beta macOS (13.2 RC today). I need to remember to disable automatic updates ahead of the next WWDC, to skip developer betas of the next macOS until they get sufficiently stable to switch to public betas.

Back to topic: with 1.54b3 (my installed version since last year) I'm not getting "Adam Maxwell" notifications nor Login Item. Reading the whole GitHub issue, like reported at the very end, this is because I don't have automatic TeX Live updates on.

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I don't know why: like Dick Koch wrote recently, speaking of himself, I'm the kind of guy launching TL updates manually every morning while having the first coffee of the day. De-activating the updates isn't something I remember doing voluntarily; maybe this is the default.

I'll activate the automatic updates and observe what happens, then try with the new beta, and report.


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