[tex-live] TeXLive behind proxy

David Martens David.Martens at wits.ac.za
Thu Feb 8 16:38:30 CET 2018

As an alternative to setting the environment variables, wget can be directly instructed to use a proxy. On my Linux laptop, it is sufficient for tlmgr that proxy has been set for wget in /etc/wgetrc . For setting up wgetrc in Windows, Google finds detailed instructions at, e.g., http://www.whitehats.ca/main/members/Malik/malik_wget_win/malik_wget_win.html . Relevant lines in wgetrc will look something like these.

# You can set the default proxies for Wget to use for http, https, and ftp.
# They will override the value in the environment.
https_proxy =
http_proxy =
ftp_proxy = http://proxy.yoyodyne.com:18023/
no_proxy = localhost,
proxy_user = domain\user
proxy_password = password

# If you do not want to use proxy at all, set this to off.
use_proxy = on


From: tex-live [mailto:tex-live-bounces at tug.org] On Behalf Of Zdenek Wagner
Sent: Thursday, February 08, 2018 4:03 PM
To: Pascal Kiwitz
Cc: tex-live at tug.org
Subject: Re: [tex-live] TeXLive behind proxy

It should be sufficient to open Control Panel / System, find Environment variables and create new variables http_proxy and https_proxy with the contents as you gave. I now sit at a Linux computer which does not have Windows in a VM, so I cannot be more specific but if I remember it well, setting of environment variables appears below Advanced.

Zdeněk Wagner

2018-02-08 12:36 GMT+01:00 Pascal Kiwitz <pascal.kiwitz at outlook.com>:
Dear all

How to properly use TeXLive behind a proxy?

I worked with TeXLive for many years and I'm introducing TeXLive in my new company. The company is using a proxy server.

I was able to install the TeXLive by adding the following lines of code to the install-tl-advanced.bat:
set http_proxy=
set https_proxy=

Unfortunately, I did not find a solution for using a proxy with the TeX Live Manager 2017. Neither for the LWP nor for the wget connection.

Could you tell where I have to add my proxy settings?
Would it be possible to include that as a setting in TeX Live Manager for a future release?

Thank you and best regards,

Dr. Pascal Kiwitz

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