I try to install certain packages using tlmgr install package, but I keep getting

tlmgr: The TeX Live versions supported by the repository 
do not include the version of the local installation

How do I overcome this problem?

3 Answers 3



tlmgr install <package> --repository=http://ftp.dante.de/tex-archive/systems/texlive/tlnet
  • Thank you. It almost works. Is this the most recent repository? Does it include all packages furnished by TeX Live 2014+?
    – usr203050
    Jul 4, 2015 at 8:41
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    no, it is only one which could be used for a test. In general you should use http://mirror.ctan.org/systems/texlive/tlnet
    – user2478
    Jul 4, 2015 at 10:52

Your TeX Live Manager is set up to point to TLContrib for 2013. For general TeX Live updates you'd be better with the CTAN network (as most updates go there). The best plan is to use the automatic mirror system, so set

tlmgr option repository http://mirror.ctan.org/systems/texlive/tlnet

as the Admin/root user if appropriate. You can then update as normal and the nearest current mirror will be used.


If you are using the Travis Continuous Integration service, your problem could be related to the CTAN mirrors having yet to update.

The issue appears in the Travis R community forum:

might be related to the recent switch to TexLive-2019 as the LaTeX package manager seems to fail finding inconsolata in the repository.


It looks to me like the mirror chosen was has not updated to 2019, so I think this will resolve itself naturally when the mirrors catch up. If not I can look into it.

In the meantime, I solved it by forcing a previous version of TeXLive with a downgrade to OSX 10.12 in .travis.yml:

# macOS 10.12 version
osx_image: xcode9.2

See this Travis page for the correspondence between XCode and OSX versions and the original thread in DevOps StackExchange.

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