Concerning problems with updates from mirror.ctan
norbert at preining.info
Wed Apr 21 09:01:45 CEST 2021
I just tested, and there are a few explanations:
* some mirrors are outdated/not in sync - this might have to do
with the https switch
* some mirrors do NOT provide https access, which is then a problem.
The multiplexer for
should only return mirrors that also support https protocol.
E.g., mirror.physik-pool.tu-berlin.de does not provide https access.
* incorrect repository specification (missing "systems/texlive/tlnet")
Here with the mirrors around me it worked all the times, but all the
mirrors here **do** support https.
> Unfortunately this does not help. After today's infra update with the generic
> address I get:
> | /usr/local/texlive/current/bin/x86_64-linux/tlmgr: signature verification
> error of
> | /usr/local/texlive/2021/tlpkg/texlive.tlpdb.main.
> 2fdb20874d4fe1a3267a99dbbf353926 from
> | https://mirror.ctan.org/systems/texlive/tlnet/tlpkg/texlive.tlpdb:
> cryptographic signature verification of
> | /tmp/u23nQVXiXG/m4lwylA0kJ
> | against
> | https://mirror.ctan.org/systems/texlive/tlnet/tlpkg/
> | failed. Output was:
That is **strange** and would point to a *not* updated repository.
tlcritical update alone **will not help**.
For now (until I fix mutliple redirections) you need to do
tlmgr option repository ctan
once AFTER updating tlmgr today.
That should set it to https, please check the output of
tlmgr option repository
> | /usr/local/texlive/current/bin/x86_64-linux/tlmgr: cannot download: download
> did not succeed: Germany https://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/ctan/tlpkg/
Can you please the out put of
tlmgr update --list
? It seems you used
which **of course** does not work, you need to do
I just tried with
tlmgr -v --repository https://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/ctan/systems/texlive/tlnet update --list
and that worked without a problem, no errors.
BTW, always when seeing these kind of errors, please run with
added so that we can get a bit more debugging information.
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