• Platform: macOS Mojave 10.14.2
  • TeX Live version: 2018
  • install-tl revision: 49210

I'm installing TeX Live to macOS like:

$ # Download an installer
$ curl -O http://ftp.jaist.ac.jp/pub/CTAN/systems/texlive/tlnet/install-tl-unx.tar.gz # <- you can use any mirror site you like
$ # Extract the installer
$ tar xvf install-tl-unx.tar.gz
$ # Run the installer
$ cd install-tl-20190115 # <- this dir name depends on the execution datetime
$ ./install-tl

The normal, interactive installation itself has been done with no error but a profile file named texlive.profile was not generated under tlpkg directory though ./install-tl -help says:

After a normal installation has finished, a profile for that exact installation is written to the file "tlpkg/texlive.profile".

I want to use that file in my automation script. Does anyone know about this issue or is this a mere bug?

  • Where did you install TeX Live? Where are you searching for tlmgr/texlive.profile? Just as a suggestion, most folks install MacTeX which installs a full, preconfigured TeX Live (2018 presently) and sets up a data structure that has a link, /Library/TeX/texbin, to the TeX binaries and also appends that link to the PATH variable. – Herb Schulz Jan 15 '19 at 19:58
  • No idea why it would fail to do that. From installing BasicTeX, I have it at /usr/local/texlive/2018basic/tlpkg/texlive.profile. – Adam Maxwell Jan 16 '19 at 2:46
  • @HerbSchulz @AdamMaxwell Thank you two for answering this rapidly. I had misunderstood the location of tlpkg/texlive.profile. I'd thought that tlpkg/texlive.profile is created under the installer directory extracted from install-tl-unx.tar.gz. I'll self-answer this question and mark this as solved. – tmsick Jan 16 '19 at 12:28

I had misunderstood the location of texlive.profile. The file is created under tlpkg directory in the installation directory such as /usr/local/texlive/2018/, not in the installer directory extracted from tar file.

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