[tex-live] Error installing install-tl-unx.tar.gz

Newman, Chuck chuck.newman at hpe.com
Sat Jun 18 20:46:52 CEST 2016

Yes, I still get the same error, although the /tmp filename is different.  Below is what I got just now.  Yes, there is a proxy server that I have to go through.

# ./install-tl
cannot contact mirror.ctan.org, returning a backbone server!
Loading http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/systems/texlive/tlnet/tlpkg/texlive.tlpdb
./tlpkg/installer/xz/xzdec.x86_64-linux: (stdin): File format not recognized
./install-tl: signature verification error of /tmp/Y6yDS8DtAw/Qeut_ibPT4 from http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/systems/texlive/tlnet/tlpkg/texlive.tlpdb: cryptographic signature verification of
failed. Output was
gpg: no valid OpenPGP data found.
gpg: the signature could not be verified.
Please remember that the signature file (.sig or .asc)
should be the first file given on the command line.

Please report to texlive at tug.org

-----Original Message-----
From: Norbert Preining [mailto:preining at logic.at] 
Sent: Saturday, 18 June, 2016 10:09
To: Newman, Chuck <chuck.newman at hpe.com>
Cc: texlive at tug.org
Subject: Re: [tex-live] Error installing install-tl-unx.tar.gz

Hi Chuck,

> Loading http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/systems/texlive/tlnet/tlpkg/texlive.tlpdb
> ./tlpkg/installer/xz/xzdec.x86_64-linux: (stdin): File format not recognized

Is this reproducible? I just tried myself with the very same
mirror and didn't have any problems.

It seems that the download of the tlpdb.xz file failed.

Can you please retry and see if it works?

Do you have any proxies or filters on the way?

> ./install-tl: signature verification error of /tmp/0etZ_Fw4Ec/paQlkCVfEv from http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/systems/texlive/tlnet/tlpkg/texlive.tlpdb: cryptographic signature verification of

All the rest is just a continuation of the problems above.


PREINING Norbert + TeX Live & Debian Developer + http://www.preining.info
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