[OS X TeX] Very (Mac)-specific mpm problem

Alan Munn amunn at msu.edu
Sat Dec 2 20:15:04 EST 2006

>Am 29.11.2006 um 22:42 schrieb Alan Munn:
>>Connecting the same mac directly to the router doesn't solve the problem.
>Are there some fire walls active?
>Mpm itself is able to use SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol), 
>somehow related to HTTP. It uses extra TCP and UDP ports: 605.
>Mpm accepts via the switch --trace= a comma separated list, for 
>example access,error,fndb,mpm,open,process,tempfile would be a 
>reasonable (exhausting) list ...
>You can remove one name after the other. The stream name "access" 
>means only local disk access. If that's fine, then remove it for the 
>next run; "tempfile" also means local creation, deletion, etc. of 
>files and/or directories. I think "mpm" is also subordinate, 
>probably the libmpm is working OK ...

Hi Pete, thanks for this suggestion.  Here's the last bit of the 
trace output, but I don't quite know what to do with it.


libmpm: going to download: 
=> /private/var/tmp/mik43930/miktex-zzdb1-2.5.tar.bz2
core: The MiKTeX function CurlWebFile::ReadInformationals fails for 
the following reason:
The cURL easy interface returned error code 8
Source: CurlWebFile.cpp
Line: 368
core: leaving scratch directory "/var/tmp/mik43930"
mpm: The cURL easy interface returned error code 8

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