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

Adam R. Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Wed Jun 20 02:43:14 CEST 2018

> On Jun 19, 2018, at 12:24 , Blumenthal, Uri - 0553 - MITLL <uri at ll.mit.edu> wrote:
> 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).

TeX Live Utility will create a clean environment that does not include /opt/local/bin, in order to force usage of the wget shipped with TeX Live. As far as I recall, the normal Perl LWP download also respects the http_proxy and ftp_proxy environment variables.

TeX Live Utility also sets http_proxy and ftp_proxy environment variables based on the OS X system proxy settings, but it does not do this for https_proxy. That might be a problem for TLU, but wouldn't affect your command-line results.

-- adam

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