TL2024 from .iso fail under cygwin (win11 pro)

Karl Berry karl at
Wed Apr 24 22:59:30 CEST 2024

Hi Pablo,

    I could only install the `sheme-medium` theme (which does NOT
    install the `epstopdf` script 

BTW, you can run
  tlmgr install epstopdf
to just install that package.

    which is strange), 

scheme-medium includes epstopdf (1426 + infra packages in all).

    /usr/local/bin/tlmgr: TLPDB::from_file could not initialize from:

This error doesn't seem to have anything to do with context, or
epstopdf, or an specific package, but rather that communication with
that mirror did not succeed. Although I don't have any trouble visiting
it in my browser.  (It would be nice if tlmgr reported the actual error
in such cases, but oh well.)

I suggest explicitly choosing another mirror from
to see if it's about the mirror. Else it's probably something on your
local system (cygwin versions, perl versions, network ... dunno ...).

Hope this helps somehow,

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