[tex-live] TL2017's tlpkg/installer/wget/wget.x86_64-darwin: HTTPS support not compiled in.

Philip Taylor (RHUoL) P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Wed Jan 31 14:17:12 CET 2018

George N. White III wrote:
> [...]  it is not unreasonable to simple state
> that a suitable downloader must be provided before attempting to
> run the installer.

I am sorry, George, I completely disagree.  Someone seeking to install 
TeX Live can reasonably be assumed to know a little about computer 
typesetting and a little about using the operating system of his/her 
choice; there is no /a priori/ evidence that he or she knows anything 
more.  Therefore, to expect such a user to locate, download and install 
"a suitable downloader" is (IMHO) completelu unreasonable.  A suitable 
downloader should form an integral part of the TeX Live installer, and 
automatically come therewith.

Philip Taylor

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