I have a working TeXLive 2020 on my Ubuntu machine, that I installed a couple a months ago (previously, was TeXLive 2018, I think).
The installation was done using the "prefered" TeXLive way (not from the OS package manager).
However, I encounter an error on a document that used to build correctly with the previous version. Basically, it can't find some package (bclogo, FWIW).
So I wanted to install it manually, and headed here:
But the command:
tlmgr update --list
fails (failed) with the message:
(running on Debian, switching to user mode!) cannot setup TLPDB in /home/myusername/texmf at /usr/bin/tlmgr line 5604.
Checked that line in the Perl file is meaningless:
die("cannot setup TLPDB in $::maintree");
/home/myusername/texmf exist, but is empty.
Ok, so maybe it needs to initialize some stuff in that user folder.
Indeed, with help from this question, I did this:
sudo apt-get install xzdec
(No idea what that package does…)
But now, the command:
tlmgr update --list
outputs another failure:
(running on Debian, switching to user mode!) tlmgr: Cannot load TeX Live database from https://ctan.gutenberg.eu.org/systems/texlive/tlnet
When issuing the command multiple times, it seems to try a different mirror/URL every time, but none seem to fit. Although the servers are alive, I checked with a browser.
FWIW, here some others URLs that the command tries, and that fail too:
https://distrib-coffee.ipsl.jussieu.fr/pub/mirrors/ctan/systems/texlive/tlnet https://mirrors.ircam.fr/pub/CTAN/systems/texlive/tlnet https://ctan.tetaneutral.net/systems/texlive/tlnet
Any idea what I can do next ?
EDIT: (more technical details)
$ echo $PATH /usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games:/usr/local/games:/usr/local/texlive/2020/bin/x86_64-linux::/snap/bin:/usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle/bin:/usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle/db/bin:/usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle/jre/bin $ which tlmgr /usr/bin/tlmgr $ tlmgr --version (running on Debian, switching to user mode!) tlmgr revision 39298 (2016-01-07 03:44:29 +0100) tlmgr using installation: /usr/share/texlive