TL2024 from .iso fail under cygwin (win11 pro)

Pablo González L pablgonz at
Sun Apr 28 20:49:48 CEST 2024

> TeX Live can detect the platform reliably, hence "It seems you are
> using Cygwin" sounds much too vague.  It can safely be replaced by
> "You are using Cygwin".
> But the error message doesn't have to tell users which operating system
> they use.  They want to know how to proceed.
> So something like "No wget found in PATH.  Please install wget." is
> preferred.
> There is no need to tell Cygwin users to install wget on Cygwin.
> Where else should they install it?
> > See the TeX Live Guide....
> I definitely prefer a solution which doesn't pollute the TeX Live
> Guide and I suppose that a proper error message is sufficient.
I performed the test with the latest version of `intall-tl` under
`cygwin` without having `wget` installed.

$ ./install-tl --version
install-tl (TeX Live Cross Platform Installer) revision 70922
TeX Live ( version 2024

$ ./install-tl -no-gui

./install-tl: TLPDB::from_file could not get texlive.tlpdb from:
Maybe the repository setting should be changed.
More info:

It seems you are using Cygwin, and this problem could arise if you haven't
installed Cygwin's wget. See the TeX Live Guide information on Cygwin
for required and recommended packages:

And the message is quite informative, although it could be more precise
as Reinhard points out:

You are using Cygwin, No wget or curl found in PATH, this problem could
arise if you haven't installed Cygwin's wget or curl.

Anyway and just to contradict the message I have installed `curl` and
` scheme-small` and everything goes perfect.

Thanks to all

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