[tex-live] Problems installing TeXlive in CentOS7

Lars Madsen daleif at math.au.dk
Fri Oct 12 09:20:30 CEST 2018

I'd suspect the proxy to be the issue


will normally redirect to the nearest mirror as to not overload ctan.org


cannot contact mirror.ctan.org, returning a backbone server!

is a bit of an issue. It might help if you look through the mirror list


and pick an explicit mirror.

Remember you'll need to append 


to the repo url

Source: http://www.tug.org/texlive/acquire-netinstall.html

/Lars Madsen
Institut for Matematik / Department of Mathematics
Aarhus Universitet / Aarhus University
Mere info: http://au.dk/daleif@math / More information: http://au.dk/en/daleif@math

From: tex-live <tex-live-bounces+daleif=imf.au.dk at tug.org> on behalf of Raimundo Serrano <rlserrano2002 at gmail.com>
Sent: 11 October 2018 20:17
To: tex-live at tug.org
Subject: [tex-live] Problems installing TeXlive in CentOS7

Hello there,
I'm unable to install the "install-tl" file from the command line.
What I'm doing is:
# perl install-tl

it returns:
# cannot contact mirror.ctan.org, returning a backbone server!
Loading http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/systems/texlive/tlnet/tlpkg/texlive.tlpdb
install-tl: TLPDB::from_file could not download
install-tl: maybe the repository setting should be changed.

I already tried using "rsync" or wget to change the repository http
though the problems remain. I use proxy to navigate. As said in the
subject, I run CentOS7 and the installation from their repo gives lot
of package errors after installing. Therefore I downloaded the
install-tl file to try by myself.

Thanks for any help.

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