TL2024 from .iso fail under cygwin (win11 pro)

Ken Brown kbrow1i at
Sat Apr 27 17:26:35 CEST 2024

On 4/27/2024 10:23 AM, John Collins wrote:
> Would the simplest change be just to modify the error message in 
> Currently the message is given by
>    tldie(  "$0: TLPDB::from_file could not initialize from: $path\n"
>          . "$0: Maybe the repository setting should be changed.\n"
>          . "$0: More info:\n");
> On cygwin, something like the following could be added:
> You are using Cygwin, and this problem could arise if you haven't 
> installed Cygwin's wget.  See the section of the TeX Live documentation 
> about installation under Cygwin."

I think this is the best solution.  It's true that I could provide a 
wget binary, but that just hides the real problem, which is that the 
user hasn't read the installation instructions.  Those instructions 
mention 4 recommended packages in addition to the required perl and wget 


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