[tlu] Unable to find a valid update server.

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sun May 16 01:44:49 CEST 2021

> On May 15, 2021, at 4:36 PM, Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org> wrote:
>    Subject: [tlu] Unable to find a valid update server.
> Maybe you are on an oldish Mac and you don't have any system curl or
> wget available? The wget.x86_64-darwinlegacy binary supplied with TL
> does not support SSL, and that is required now by the default repository
> url, the https://mirror.ctan.org multiplexor.
> So ... if this may be the case, you might try explicitly specifying an
> http (not https) mirror from the list at
> https://ctan.org/mirrors/mirmon.  Not an easy thing to search for, I
> know, but that's where we are at the moment.
> Adam: I'm afraid this manual selection of an http mirror is going to be
> the only way forward for people on old Macs without an ssl-enabled curl
> or wget available on their system. Norbert and I are cooking up some
> tests to output a message in this case, but we can't feasibly
> auto-choose an http mirror.
> At least this is my current understanding of the situation.
> Best,
> Karl


I'm really not familiar with this stuff so please understand my stupidity. 

Is there a reason Dick Koch's ssl enabled wget (and a change back to using that extra line) won't solve the problem?

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
herbs at wideopenwest.com

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