[tex-live] Problem with tlmgr online update behind proxy (SuSE 11.0)

Schuetze Torsten (CR/AEA3) Torsten.Schuetze at de.bosch.com
Thu Sep 4 15:33:01 CEST 2008


I just installed TeXLive 2008 on one of the machines at work. Home machine under Windows XP is already upgraded. Great work! Thanks to all!

I installed from the 2008-08-22 DVD image. Everything went fine so far. Now I tried to update my TeXLive installation with the online update mechanism. Following problems occured:

- tlmgr gui starts the GUI, but then I cannot enter anything, just the selection of selection boxes and placing the cursor works. But I cannot edit anything. I assume this is a problem with Perl-TK? I use SuSE Linux 11.0, unfortunately there is no SuSE under http://tug.org/texlive/distro.html#perltk 

My versions are
tlmgr --version
tlmgr revision 10392
TeX Live (http://tug.org/texlive) version 2008

rpm -qi perl-Tk
Distribution: openSUSE 11.0 (X86-64)
Name        : perl-Tk                      Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version     : 804.028                           Vendor: SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, Nuernberg, Germany
Release     : 47.1                          Build Date: Sat Jun  7 04:13:43 2008
Install Date: Fri Aug  1 11:30:25 2008      Build Host: cimarosa.suse.de
Group       : Development/Libraries/Perl    Source RPM: perl-Tk-804.028-47.1.src.rpm
Size        : 7401373                          License: Artistic License; Public Domain, Freeware
Signature   : DSA/SHA1, Sat Jun  7 04:18:40 2008, Key ID a84edae89c800aca
Packager    : http://bugs.opensuse.org
URL         : http://cpan.org/modules/by-module/Tk/
Summary     : Perl Tk
Description :
Perl Tk is an enhancement for Perl. It combines the well structured
graphical library Tk with the powerful scripting language Perl.

- When I select default network location of archive under tlmgr gui I get the error that no packages can be found.

- text version doesn't work either 

tlmgr --location http://ftp.join.uni-muenster.de/pub/software/CTAN/systems/texlive/tlnet/2008 update --list
Cannot read any package from http://ftp.join.uni-muenster.de/pub/software/CTAN/systems/texlive/tlnet/2008/tlpkg/texlive.tlpdb, seems not to be a TLPDB!Cannot load TeX Live database from http://ftp.join.uni-muenster.de/pub/software/CTAN/systems/texlive/tlnet/2008 at /usr/local/TeX/bin/x86_64-linux/tlmgr line 616.	

I substituted already http://mirror.ctan.... by a suitable mirror (under Windows I get the name resolution).

I assume that the online update does not work hast to do with our proxy. Under SuSE yast2 I've set proxy server inclusive user name and password. In addition, I have the following files

--proxy-user="sct2si1" --proxy-password="xxxxxxxx" --proxy=""

Changed by YaST2 module proxy 08/01/08
--proxy-user "sct2si1:xxxxxxxx"
--proxy ""

Normal SuSE Online Update does work (i.e. proxy setting is correct), but I doesn't work with tlmgr. What can I do about it? Is there any environment variable for the tlmgr internal perl that I can set?

Mit freundlichen Grüßen / Best regards 


Dr. Torsten Schütze 

Robert Bosch GmbH
Corporate Research and Advance Technology / Software (CR/AEA)
Postfach 30 02 40
70442 Stuttgart

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torsten.schuetze at bosch.com

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