I am attempting to install TeX Live 2011 on a Windows Vista machine. The steps I followed were:

  1. Downloaded install-tl.zip from http://tug.org/texlive/acquire-netinstall.html.
  2. Double clicked on the directory to unzip it.
  3. Launched install-tl from the unzipped directory.

Now, I am attempting to update the packages to the current release by launching TeX Live Manager 2011. I select the following from the tlmgr pull-down menu:

Load default net repository:http://mirror.ctan.org/systems/texlive/tlnet

The clicking on Update all installed button I get:

Fundamental package texlive.infra not present, uh oh, goodbye

Surprisingly there is no mention of texlive.infra on this site.

The output of tlmgr show texlive.infra is below: enter image description here

Similar error with tlmgr update --self --all: enter image description here

Werner's suggestion to use tlmgr install bin-texlive texlive.infra seemed promising but yields the same message: enter image description here

Any suggestions as to what to do to resolve this?

closed as too localized by egreg, Joseph Wright Dec 29 '11 at 13:44

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  • What does tlmgr show texlive.infra answer? – egreg Dec 28 '11 at 19:09
  • @egreg: Updated question to include requested output. – Peter Grill Dec 28 '11 at 19:20
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    It's quite surprising. But probably the best place where you can get help is the TeX Live mailing list – egreg Dec 28 '11 at 20:21
  • Do you receive the same message if you perform a command-line tlmgr update --self --all? – Werner Dec 28 '11 at 20:22
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    I would reinstall the whole TeX Live installation, or Windows. – Martin Scharrer Dec 28 '11 at 21:43

Reinstalling it seems to have fixed the problem. Upon initiating the reinstall I got the following which seems to indicate that the previous install did not complete:

enter image description here

After the re-install, here is the output of tlmgr show texlive.infra: enter image description here

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