[tex-live] TeXLive-2018 fails to update across firewall

Blumenthal, Uri - 0553 - MITLL uri at ll.mit.edu
Tue Jun 19 21:24:30 CEST 2018

My machines run MacOS High Sierra 10.13.5. I’ve just upgraded from TeXLive-2017 to TeXLive-2018, and I lost the ability to pull updates.


Some of my machines reside behind a corporate firewall, with Internet accessible only via web proxy (defined in HTTP_PROXY and HTTPS_PROXY environment variables).


wget on all of my machines is located in /opt/local/bin directory (installed by Macports).


The error log I’m getting from TeX Live Utility.app seems to indicate that it is unable now to locate wget executable (which is /opt/local/bin/wget and on the PATH).


2018-06-19 19:09:41 +0000 Notice +[TLMEnvironment _handleLocationOperationFinished:][24805]  Finished setting command line server location:

     location = http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/systems/texlive/tlnet

2018-06-19 19:09:58 +0000 Notice -[TLMLogWindowController awakeFromNib][24805]     Loaded log window controller

2018-06-19 19:11:36 +0000 Notice -[TLMOperation main][24805]     Successfully executed `/Applications/TeX/TeX Live Utility.app/Contents/MacOS/agent_installer.py --install --plist /var/folders/c6/lnc_0m093ys8w16md_fm1mnxhtfnj8/T/TLMLaunchAgentController/com.googlecode.mactlmgr.update_check.plist --script /Applications/TeX/TeX Live Utility.app/Contents/Resources/update_check.py`

2018-06-19 19:11:36 +0000 Notice -[TLMOperation main][24805]     agent_installer.py: nothing to unload

2018-06-19 19:11:36 +0000 Notice -[TLMMainWindowController _handleLaunchAgentInstallFinishedNotification:][24805] Finished running launchd agent installer script

2018-06-19 19:12:16 +0000 Notice -[TLMMainWindowController _refreshUpdatedPackageListFromLocation:][24805]  Refreshing list of updated packages…

2018-06-19 19:12:17 +0000 Notice -[TLMOperation main][24805]     Failed executing `/Library/TeX/texbin/tlmgr --machine-readable --repository http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/systems/texlive/tlnet update --list --all` (error 1)

2018-06-19 19:12:17 +0000 Notice -[TLMOperation main][24805]     /Library/TeX/texbin/tlmgr: Initialization failed (in setup_unix_one):

/Library/TeX/texbin/tlmgr: could not find a usable wget.

/Library/TeX/texbin/tlmgr: Please install wget and try again.

tlmgr: Couldn't set up the necessary programs.

Installation of packages is not supported.

Please report to texlive at tug.org.

Use of uninitialized value $r in split at /usr/local/texlive/2018/tlpkg/TeXLive/TLUtils.pm line 4167.

tlmgr: Cannot find main repository, you have to tag one as main!


Attempt to manually invoke the above command results in:


$ sudo /Library/TeX/texbin/tlmgr --machine-readable --repository http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/system/texlive/tlnet update --list --all

/Library/TeX/texbin/tlmgr: open tlpdb(http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/system/texlive/tlnet/tlpkg/texlive.tlpdb) failed: Operation timed out at /usr/local/texlive/2018/tlpkg/TeXLive/TLPDB.pm line 362.



Please help!

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