I recently upgraded to MacTeX 2016 but when I launch TeX Live Utility I have this message:

your tex live version is 0 but your default repository url appears to be for tex live 2016. You need to manually upgrade to a newer version of TexLive, as there will be no further upgrades to your version.

I tried to uninstall all versions of MacTeX and reinstall only the 2016 package but it keeps saying that. I am on version 1.24 of TLU. Maybe it doesn't point to the correct directory but I don't know what is the correct path.

  • I got this problem but solved it by going to the menu item Configure>Manage Repositories, choose one, then Configure>Set as Home Repository, then exit Texlive and launched it again.
    – brunoh
    Jun 18, 2016 at 9:54

2 Answers 2


Open TeX Live Utility's Preferences window and ensure that the path is set correctly for MacTeX. Use the button to choose /Library/TeX/texbin or drop that folder on the path bar. Screenshot of Preferences


You probably set TeX programs: in 'TeX Live Utility->Preferences manually at some point. Please go to <http://www.tug.org/mactex/elcapitan.html> and look at section 6 of the linkedUpdating For El Capitan' document.

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