[Tex/LaTex] TeX Live manager: perl.exe stopped working


I saw the same question here, and question was about TeXLive manager error perl.exe stopped working. However, many of answers was about this error during installation. I decided to create one more question.

So, what is the better to do if TeXLive Manager shows a popup saying

perl exe stopped working

Please do not refer here about same error during installation.

Best Answer

I managed to avoid this error by doing things via a the command line in an Administrator cmd window. Here is what I did:

  1. Start an Administrator cmd.exe
  2. Change directory to where the TeXLive binaries are (e.g., cd c:\texlive\2014\bin\win32)
  3. Run tlmgr.bat update foo, where "foo" is the name of the package you want to update
  4. As it happens I got an error in the previous step saying I needed to update the manager itself, so I actually did tlmgr.bat update --self before the previous step

However, I can't guarantee this works fully since the packages I was interested in had no updates. Note, however, that when I tried this from the GUI I got the same error as you did; so the above at least gives no errors!