I installed TexLive 2019 under WIN10 but tlmgr-GUI doesn´t run.

Siep answered: "This is known and is a packaging error. It should be fixed in a few days. The command-line tlmgr should be unaffected."

My questions are:

  1. When the bug will be fixed - how can I modify my Texlife (tlmgr doesn´t work)?
  2. What can I do in the meantime? My TexLife 2018 worked very well but as I´m a total beginner in writing command lines I would need a how-to-do step-by-step answer.


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    Simply type in a command line e.g. tlmgr update --list and hit enter to get a list of open updates and tlmgr update --all to install them. – Ulrike Fischer Jul 5 '19 at 12:11
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    1. This is not the place to report bugs and in my opinion it is kind of rude asking for ETA. People working on TeX Live are doing so in their free time. 2. Read the documentation: tug.org/texlive/doc.html – Henri Menke Jul 5 '19 at 12:16
  • try to add PATH=C:\Windows\System32;%PATH% at the begining or tlmr.bat. It fixed the issue for me. – gigiair Jul 5 '19 at 13:18
  • @gigiair IMO if that is needed then your Windows does not have a correct PATH setting. In version prior to Win10 it was easy to accidentally delte the PATH setting thereby destroying any use of the command line. This should not be the case in Win10. – daleif Jul 5 '19 at 13:33
  • @HenriMenke maybe it's a language problem, but I don't think the OP asks for an ETA on the bugfix. Instead he means something like "the bug is that updating does not work, so at the time that the bugfix is released, how will I be able to install the update with the fix?" – Marijn Jul 5 '19 at 13:37

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