[tex-live] tlmgr broken since upgrading wget

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Fri Sep 2 11:46:08 CEST 2011

2011/9/2 Kevin Klement <klement at philos.umass.edu>:
> Yesterday, the package manager (pacman) for ArchLinux x86_64 upgraded
> me to wget 1.13.3. It seems to be installed properly, is in my $PATH,
> and works fine for other purposes.
> However, since then, tlmgr no longer works. Here's what I get:
> $ sudo tlmgr update -self -all
> /usr/local/bin/tlmgr: Initialization failed (in setup_unix_one):
> /usr/local/bin/tlmgr: could not find a usable wget.
> /usr/local/bin/tlmgr: Please install wget and try again.
> Couldn't set up the necessary programs.
> Installation of packages is not supported.
> Please report to texlive at tug.org.
> tlmgr: exiting unsuccessfully (status 1).
> For what it's worth:
> $ wget -V
> GNU Wget 1.13.3 built on linux-gnu.
> +digest
> $ which wget
> /usr/bin/wget
> Any thoughts?
Could it be some change in command line parameters? I can only imagine
that wget does not understand the command line, reports an error and
tlmgr thinks that wget is not installed. tlmgr works on CentOS:

$ which wget

$ wget -V
GNU Wget 1.10.2 (Red Hat modified)

Copyright (C) 2005 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
GNU General Public License for more details.

Originally written by Hrvoje Niksic <hniksic at xemacs.org>.

> Thanks.
> P.S. Still no answer from Jerome to the synctex issue I posted about earlier.

Zdeněk Wagner

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