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I am using MacTeX 2015 on OS X 10.10.5 and do not want to upgrade to 2016 just yet. However, I would like to upgrade to the latest packages versions.

After upgrading tlmgr I first got an error that the repository was outdated. I was able to fix that thanks to this answer, i.e.

tlmgr option repository ftp://tug.org/historic/systems/texlive/2015/tlnet-final 

However, now I get the following error when doing tlmgr update -all:

TeX Live 2015 is frozen forever and will no
longer be updated.  This happens in preparation for a new release.

If you're interested in helping to pretest the new release (when
pretests are available), please read http://tug.org/texlive/pretest.html.
Otherwise, just wait, and the new release will be ready in due time.
tlmgr: package repository ftp://tug.org/historic/systems/texlive/2015/tlnet-final
tlmgr: saving backups to /usr/local/texlive/2015basic/tlpkg/backups
tlmgr: no updates for tlmgr present.
tlmgr: no updates available

Can anyone help me set up texlive so that the packages are updated?

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    that doesn't look like an error, just a statement that you are up to date with the final version of tl2015 – David Carlisle Jul 6 '16 at 8:33
  • @DavidCarlisle Thanks & True. But I did not update in 6 months, so I would be surprised. Is there a way to check manually...? – n1000 Jul 6 '16 at 8:36
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    well one of the later updates was to latex so the latex format should be 2016/03/31 (not for example 2015/01/01 or 2015/10/01 which were earlier releases in the tl2015 cycle) – David Carlisle Jul 6 '16 at 8:39
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    Once you have updated TeX Live 2015 to its final frozen version, there's no other update to do, at least automatically. You may update packages manually, but I wouldn't recommend it. – egreg Jul 6 '16 at 9:28
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because there is no real answer other than “because the distribution is not updated any more”. – egreg Jun 3 '17 at 21:57

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