Undesirable nul file with tlmgr.bat under Windows

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Sat Jul 13 05:30:23 CEST 2019

On 2019-07-11 at 22:59:17 +0200, Torsten Schütze wrote:

 > > Am 11.07.2019 um 20:31 schrieb Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at web.de>:
 > > 
 > > I suppose that you have to install the Cygwin binaries as well:
 > > 
 > >   tlmgr platform add cygwin
 > > 
 > > You have to do this under Windows.  
 > You mean with the current TeXLive Installation under C:\TeX? Not
 > with the cygwin packet manager setup-x86_64.exe?

Yes.  The cygwin packet manager is not aware of your installation at
C:\TeX, of course.  But...

Please note that though the binaries for Windows and Cygwin have the
same binary file format, they are different.  You are quite brave if
you use binaries which are compiled for a completely different
operating system and I don't think that TeX Live should support such a
mess in any way.

 > The reason why I call tlmgr.bat under Cygwin and not under Windows
 > cmd is that at work I am behind a Proxy. And adding
 > export_httpproxy=... in .bashrc is fairly easy.

According to the wget manual you can also set the *_proxy variables in
the (Windows) environment.  In this case you don't need Cygwin anymore.

That would be by far the cleanest solution.  If the proxy asks for
username and password, you'll have to provide a .wgetrc file.  I
don't know where wget expects this file, most likely in %USERPROFILE%.


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