A while ago I installed MacTex Basic via Homebrew Cask, which installed it in
/usr/local/texlive/2014basic and also set a whole bunch of symlinks in
After not using TeX for a while I did an update today using
sudo tlmgr update --self --all, and it updated a whole lot of packages. I found out, that ever since the follow-up MacTex 2015 distribution came out and obviously the update command tried to upgrade my 2014 one. But after that I ran into an issue that could not clearly be solved, without reinstalling the whole thing.
So my question is: is
tlmgr actually supposed to do distribution upgrades? As MacTex installs into a directory that has the year in its name, one should suppose not. But the update command does so anyway.
What would have been the correct way to handle this?