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I was trying to update my MacTeX this afternoon. However, TeX Live Utility complained that it couldn't find TeX Live root using kpsewhich --var-value=SELFAUTOPARENT. I checked this in the Terminal, and kpsewhich worked well. (see the screenshot below) I had also checked other mirrors of CTAN, but the problem went on.

System version:

  • Mac OS X: 10.9.5
  • MacTeX: 2014

Any clues would be appreciated.

marked as duplicate by Joseph Wright Dec 27 '14 at 10:13

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  • Does sudo tlmgr update --self at the Terminal help? If so, this is a 'known issue'. – Joseph Wright Dec 27 '14 at 10:02
  • @JosephWright Thank you Joseph, It does help. Could you please explain it for me? (May be a link to the answer) – Ch'en Meng Dec 27 '14 at 10:12
  • See the dupe I've linked: one of those 'passing issues'. – Joseph Wright Dec 27 '14 at 10:13