I am currently setting up a hosted VM to build my own little personal cloud. The VM is running ubuntu server 20.04 on an aarch64 platform. I would like to synchronize my .tex files with it and have them build there. To this end I installed Tex Live 2022 as described in the debian set up page https://www.tug.org/texlive/debian.html .
I ran in to some problems downloading from the repo that first got selected (mirrors.concertpass.com) when installing. The only package reported missing was
skills, with a rather generic "downloading did not succeed (download_file failed)" error message. I have switched mirrors after the installation with
sudo tlmgr option repository ctan and installed the package with tlmgr manually and as reported by tlmgr successfully.
I ran a check afterwards which reported no problems:
ubuntu@cloud:~$ sudo tlmgr check all Running check files: Running check depends: Running check executes: Running check runfiles: Running check texmfdbs
Biber however seems not to be installed.
ubuntu@cloud:~$ sudo biber Command 'biber' not found, but can be installed with: sudo apt install biber
Indeed biber is not in the
texlive/2022/bin/aarch64-linux directory, but according tlmgr is installed, with a missing dependency.
ubuntu@cloud:~$ sudo tlmgr info biber package: biber category: Package shortdesc: A BibTeX replacement for users of BibLaTeX longdesc: Biber is a... installed: Yes revision: 61867 tlmgr: cannot find depending package biber.aarch64-linux tlmgr: action info returned an error; continuing. tlmgr: An error has occurred. See above messages. Exiting.
Manually installing biber.aarch64-linux does not seem to be possible:
ubuntu@cloud:~$ sudo tlmgr install biber.aarch64-linux tlmgr: package repository https://ctan.math.utah.edu/ctan/tex-archive/systems/texlive/tlnet (verified) tlmgr install: package biber.aarch64-linux not present in repository. tlmgr: action install returned an error; continuing. tlmgr: An error has occurred. See above messages. Exiting.
How can I make my system provide a biber installation that is integrated into the tlmgr eco-system (particularly latexmk)?