[tex-live] Win 7: installationproblems, Perl stopped working

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Fri Nov 11 11:16:12 CET 2011

2011/11/11 Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at>:
> On Fr, 11 Nov 2011, Lars Madsen wrote:
>>> Could it be that there is a proxy and you cannot connect without it,
>>> and the timeout is long, so wget hangs and hangs?
>>> Or some firewall prohibiting downloads?
>> No and no. The danish mirror (dotsrc.org) is usually very fast to respond.
> So other computers can install without problems in the same network?
The problem is not on the server side but on the client side. Some
firewalls allow human communication, not program controlled. That's
why there is an option in wget that adds random pauses between
downloads so that it looks as if a user is manually clicking on links.
I do not know what Windows firewalls do but it may be this kind of

> The firewall question was related to the very computer we are speaking
> about. THe damned Windows Firewall or Norton Bummy Firewall or
> <ChooseYourProvider> Super Firewall is blocking wget becasue it
> is a console program??
> Just guessing.
>>>              ...\perl.exe install-tl -d -d <other args>
>> We can try, but I need the student to come back with her laptop
> Yeah, that would be useful.
> Thanks.
> Norbert
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Zdeněk Wagner

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