[tex-live] tlmgr update problem

Adam R. Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Tue Apr 13 15:57:17 CEST 2010

On Apr 13, 2010, at 4:54 AM, Norbert Preining wrote:

> On Mo, 12 Apr 2010, Adam R. Maxwell wrote:
>> While the tlmgr update was running, I started a VPN session,
> that might, depending on your configuration, suddendly route all traffic 
> through the VPN, and I am not sure if already running connections
> can cope with that. Be reminded that there is already one open
> connection (persistent download connection).
> So since I have no way to trigger that myself I have to say no idea,
> and I guess you have to figure that out yourself.

I'm quite sure that's what it did :).  The VPN allows http traffic, but it probably started hitting a network authentication page.

> IN general, messing with the network settings, and setting up a VPN is
> exactely that, is not really the best way to be done during an update.

Yeah, I know that now…but it would be nice if tlmgr marked the failed updates as such and allowed me to rerun the update command.


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