On an Ubuntu 14.10 system, I have installed ‘vanilla’ TeX Live 2014 from the TeX Collection DVD. Though I am the sole user of the system, I had initialized a user tree after installing the distribution, because I thought I needed that, but then I realized what the user tree was truly meant for and thought ‘oops’.
How can I actually update the whole distribution as root and perhaps de-initialize my user tree? When I try to list updates as root, this is what happens:
$ sudo tlmgr update --list [sudo] password for <user>: (running on Debian, switching to user mode!) tlmgr: package repository http://mirror.its.dal.ca/ctan/systems/texlive/tlnet tlmgr: saving backups to /home/<user>/texmf/tlpkg/backups tlmgr: no updates available $
As you can see, I do have an update mirror set with
tlmgr option repository. The utility is using a nearby mirror as expected, but why are there no updates? Because I have nothing in my useless user tree? How do I un-set this?