[tex-live] Can't install TexLive 2011 on windows x64 XP machine

Vladimir Lomov lomov.vl at gmail.com
Fri Oct 21 03:11:59 CEST 2011

** Norbert Preining [2011-10-21 09:01:24 +0900]:

> Please keep the mailing list in Cc, others might profit from
> that exchange.

> On Fr, 21 Okt 2011, Somwrita Sarkar wrote:
>> 2. But, yes, it is a university proxy server. Can this be a problem ?

> Yes, definitely. Since install-tl tries to download the database
> and all packages with LWP, and if direct connection is not possible,
> it will not work.

> You probably have to set
> 	http_proxy
> in the environment.

> If you are using sh like environment:
> 	http_proxy=<yourproxy_here>
> 	export http_proxy
> 	install-tl ...

Topic starter (Somwrita Sarkar) said that he uses Windows XP, so he must
set http_proxy and ftp_proxy variables using standard Windows way. I
don't have access to any Windows XP host right now, but IIRC, pressing Win+Break
gives "Computer Properties" window, then tab "Advanced" (here I could be
wrong), then button "Environment variables", section "User variables"
of appeared window. User have to create new vriables: 'http_proxy' and
'ftp_proxy' with apropriate values.

P.S. If on other host TL2010 was installed successfully, then just check
what variables are set there.

WBR, Vladimir Lomov

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