After installation of TL 2019: Tlmgr claims that directory 2018 is not writable
Alois.Steindl at tuwien.ac.at
Tue Jun 11 12:08:11 CEST 2019
After successfully installing the latest TeXLive 2019 on a Windows 10
system I encounter a strange problem: When calling tlmgr (actually it is
tlshell), I receive the message "E:/texlive/2018 is not writable. You
can probably not do much. Are you sure you want to continue?"
In the window I see the entries "Root at E:/texlive/2018", tlmgr:
r49931, tlshell: r50042.
Of course, I start the program from the icon in the 2019 folder and TL
is installed in e:/texlive/2019.
I couldn't find any setting, which might force the root at e:/texlive/2018.
Update: In the meantime I entered the command from the shell
tlshell option repository http://mirror.ctan.org/systems/texlive/tlnet
and now it looks fine. Also tlmgr and tlshell indicate newer versions
(R51232, R51231). It seems, that starting tlmgr from the icon (Start
menu -> TeX Live 2019 -> TeX Live Manager) causes the troubles, it calls
the 2018 program, although the menu entry points to tlshell in the 2019
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