[tex-live] TeXLive error

Simon Robinson simonrob at gmail.com
Mon Jul 17 11:49:28 CEST 2017

Hi - just to follow up, I've checked the supported systems page, and found that 10.8.5 isn't supported, so I suppose this is why TeX Live isn't working.

I probably would have noticed this before downloading and installing if it was mentioned on the download page (i.e., https://www.tug.org/mactex/mactex-download.html, which is what Google took me to), rather than just the homepage.

To avoid many others like me sending you unnecessary emails, a note in the error message would probably help too.

Thanks for all the work on MacTeX!
Simon Robinson

> On Jul 17, 2017, at 10:42 AM, Simon Robinson <simonrob at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi - I've just installed MacTeX 2017 and tried to run TeX Live. At the prompt to enable authentication, I get the following error message, so am reporting it as requested. I'm using OS X 10.8.5:
> 2017-07-17 09:40:22 +0000 Notice -[TLMOperation main][93637]	/usr/texbin/tlmgr: Initialization failed (in setup_unix_one):
> /usr/texbin/tlmgr: could not find a usable wget.
> /usr/texbin/tlmgr: Please install wget and try again.
> /usr/texbin/tlmgr: Initialization failed (in setup_unix_one):
> /usr/texbin/tlmgr: could not find a usable xzdec.
> /usr/texbin/tlmgr: Please install xzdec and try again.
> tlmgr: Couldn't set up the necessary programs.
> Installation of packages is not supported.
> Please report to texlive at tug.org.
> Use of uninitialized value $r in split at /usr/texbin/tlmgr line 3976.
> tlmgr: Cannot find main repository, you have to tag one as main!
> Regards,
> Simon Robinson
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