[tex-live] About repository option in tlmgr

Norbert Preining norbert at preining.info
Tue May 15 15:46:58 CEST 2018

> > You need to set up gpg-agent, we will not cache passwords.
> How? It seems that I have to install gpg-agent in WSL and then?

Sorry, I meant ssh agent of course.... I use the gpg agent as ssh agent
provider here, but for you probably ssh agent is the solution. I am
using peagant from the putty family for ssh connectivity to github on
Quick google gave many hints, one is here

> Regarding your last patches, they seem to work... notice my current installation of TL was corrupted by previous test and I need to recover fro a previous backup. For what I see, it asks the mbp password for each package to be updated...

Of course, that is the way how ssh works, what did you expect? Every
file is copied via scp, thus every time a login session is started and
thus your password asked.

You need ssh agent ;-)


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