[tlu] Unable to find a valid update server.
koch at uoregon.edu
Sun May 16 03:55:53 CEST 2021
The wget I created only worked for universal-darwin.
I think one person reported trouble on such a recent Mac, but I may be mistaken. I've been updating with no problems. Probably the problems only occur on x86_64-darwinlegacy.
In short, I'm as puzzled as everyone else but suspect that universal-darwin folks have nothing to worry about.
> On May 15, 2021, at 4:44 PM, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:
>> 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://urldefense.com/v3/__https://mirror.ctan.org__;!!C5qS4YX3!UAk0EZFgVYkSyjMhgWej0CK-Pq1DtEA-KtmbPIKf2rc0-MhnlvD9WQgW3KWjUDM$ multiplexor.
>> So ... if this may be the case, you might try explicitly specifying an
>> http (not https) mirror from the list at
>> https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://ctan.org/mirrors/mirmon__;!!C5qS4YX3!UAk0EZFgVYkSyjMhgWej0CK-Pq1DtEA-KtmbPIKf2rc0-MhnlvD9WQgWwZCOz1w$ . 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.
> 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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