I run TeX Live 2013 on Win 7(x64) and was doing fine with updates and everything until today. I went for another update, when suddenly the following error message popped up when the updater tried to run updmap-sys:

The program can't start because runscript.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.

The same happened with fmtutil-sys.

So I did a reinstall of the whole distribution and the same error occurred during the install. Same error message and all after the installation tried to run updmap-sys.

So I am asking myself, what I can do and what is going on.

Can someone help me out?

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    Did you cmd as Run as adminstrator and type at commandline window C:\Windows\system32\ tlmgr update -all -self there was a infrastructure update recently so the above command takes care of it for all updates. – texenthusiast Aug 9 '13 at 20:06
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    run this tlmgr update -all -self 2 -3 times until it changes to a new nearest repository – texenthusiast Aug 9 '13 at 20:10
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    I think there is bug in the recent tlmgr.pl update as I can experience it on Win7 64 bit os TeXLive 2013 at updmap-sys failed <status 53> .... Also Related Old Thread at latex-community.org – texenthusiast Aug 9 '13 at 20:26
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    Before we jump to conclusions, let's see if someone else notice same issues. My Infrastructure update was successful and at last updmap-sys fired an error as show in log file. for debugging purpose some snippet of log file – texenthusiast Aug 9 '13 at 20:52
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    "The program can't start because runscript.dll is missing from your computer" was the popup window I got when updmap-sys fired an error. I think we are in same boat I suppose. – texenthusiast Aug 9 '13 at 21:00

This was an error from our side. Please simply update again, it will fix the problem with todays update of texlive.infra and texlive-scripts.

  • This error occurs again and it's 2018 now. :O Sir help me plz. – KaiserKatze Nov 13 '18 at 9:41

Well, all of this got resolved with the present update of tlmgr. So the problem took care of itself or more appropriately someone took care of it.

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