[EXT] Re: TeX Collection upload from April 6

Philip Taylor P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Wed Apr 8 12:25:49 CEST 2020

Philip Taylor wrote:
Siep Kroonenberg wrote:

Tlmgr is the back end of tlshell. You wrote that tlmgr did nothing
useful, so you should look first at tlmgr.

Ah, no, I think you misunderstood (or I explained myself badly).  I am not in the least concerned that neither "tlmgr" nor "tlmgr --gui" did anything useful, since they are not exposed in the "Start" menu and I was simply seeking some way to attempt an upgrade after initial install.

However, I thought that I should at least give "tlmgr" another try, so I consulted the embedded "help" and learned :

--gui [action]

    Two notable GUI front-ends for "tlmgr", "tlshell" and "tlcockpit",
    are started up as separate programs; see their own documentation.

    "tlmgr" itself has a graphical interface as well as the command line
    interface. You can give the option to invoke it, "--gui", together
    with an action to be brought directly into the respective screen of
    the GUI. For example, running

      tlmgr --gui update

    starts you directly at the update screen.

So, I tried "tlmgr --gui update" and was told :

C:\Users\Philip Taylor>tlmgr --gui update
Please use tlshell as a GUI for tlmgr

No further forward.

Philip Taylor

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