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

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Wed Jun 20 17:05:54 CEST 2018

Hi Uri,

> And a pleasant news: as of this morning (after doing the tlmgr infrastructure update), TeX Live Utility seems to work, and is happily updating .

That is surprising, because it uses LWP and in this respect nothing has
changed in long long time. But see below.

> I still think the wget provided with texlive package is old/broken, and would like the ability to use the one installed instead (e.g., /opt/local/bin/wget):

That is true, the shipped wget is a bit old and we are working to update

BUT ... it doesn't seem that the shipped wget is used, but the one
provided by the system!!!

> $ sudo -E wget http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/systems/texlive/tlnet/tlpkg/texlive.tlpdb
> --2018-06-20 09:24:42--  http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/systems/texlive/tlnet/tlpkg/texlive.tlpdb
> Resolving llproxy.llan.ll.mit.edu... 
> Connecting to llproxy.llan.ll.mit.edu... connected.
> Proxy request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
> Length: 13678183 (13M) [text/plain]

So that shows that it has nothing to do with sudo or not sudo.

> $ sudo -E curl http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/systems/texlive/tlnet/tlpkg/texlive.tlpdb > t.tlpdb
> Warning: /Users/ur20980/.curlrc:2: warning: 'no_proxy' is unknown

This is again strange on your system. TeX Live does not ship curl, but
uses the system provided one ... but that one cannot read your .curlrc.
What are you putting into it????

> 100 13.0M  100 13.0M    0     0  1756k      0  0:00:07  0:00:07 --:--:-- 1693k

But at least it downloaded the correct stuff.

> $ /Library/TeX/texbin/tlmgr version -v
> tlmgr revision 47951 (2018-06-07 07:55:43 +0200)

This is after the update of texlive.infra/tlmgr.

> D:tlmgr:main: ::tldownload_server defined: TeXLive::TLDownload=HASH(0x7f7f147df978)

Which shows that LWP is used.

> D:Using system wget (tested).

THis is *really* surprising... WHY did it choose wget from the system,
it should have taken the one provided by TL ... I need to find out why.

> D:persistent connection set up, trying to get http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/systems/texlive/tlnet/tlpkg/texlive.tlpdb.sha512 (for /var/folders/c6/lnc_0m093ys8w16md_fm1mnxhtfnj8/T/JWU0fxuOBF/gcPBuJpuI2)
> D:TLUtils::download_file: downloading using lwp succeeded

So we see that neither wget nor curl is used, which IS GOOD!!!

To repeat it the uptimes times, the defaults in TL are made for speed
and broad support, please don't play with them if not necessary.

> D:tlmgr: new pkgs: latex-via-exemplos

So all looks fine here, nothing I can help you now.

All the best


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