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"sudo tlmgr backup --clean --all" is doing nothing

Postby marek_step » Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:48 am

Hello all!


I have TeXLive 2017 installed and I removed the old one from 2016. I update regularly with tlmgr in my shell. Only issue I have had this morning, was the repository:

  1. tlmgr: The TeX Live versions supported by the repository
  2. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://mirror.unl.edu/ctan/systems/texlive/tlnet">http://mirror.unl.edu/ctan/systems/texlive/tlnet</a><!-- m -->
  3. (2016--2016)
  4. do not include the version of the local installation
  5. (2017).
  6.  
  7. tlmgr option repository ctan


Here the command I issued as suggested in the manual. But now the cleanup does not work:

  1. sudo tlmgr backup --clean --all



This does nothing! So I made my cleanup "manually" by:

  1. cd /usr/local/texlive/2017/tlpkg/backups
  2. sudo rm -rf *.tar.xz


Any hints?

Best greetings marek

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