[OS X TeX] Very (Mac)-specific mpm problem
vivrii at gmail.com
Tue Nov 28 18:52:26 EST 2006
On 11/28/06, Alan Munn <amunn at msu.edu> wrote:
> For those of you using the MikTeX package manager, I have a problem
> that I don't really know how to go about solving. As far as I can
> tell, it's a weird interaction between mpm and my particular (and
> somewhat esoteric) networking situation.
> % mpm --update-db
Probably it is not the source of the problem but you need to run mpm as root:
% sudo mpm-update-db
and usually mpm instantly starts with
WAITCONNECT => PROTOCONNECT
What version do you have?
MiKTeX Package Manager 2.5.2392 (MiKTeX Tools 2.5 Beta 14)
Copyright (C) 2005-2006 Christian Schenk
Have you compiled it or copied from somewhere?
> Nothing happens for a while (in the order of minutes), and then
> finally I get the following message:
> mpm: The cURL easy interface returned error code 8
> This error code is supposedly
> >CURLE_FTP_WEIRD_SERVER_REPLY (8)
> >After connecting to an FTP server, libcurl expects to get a certain
> >reply back. This error code implies that it got a strange or bad
> >reply. The given remote server is probably not an OK FTP server.
> Now internet connections work fine on this machine, e.g. web
> browsing, e-mail and curl itself (i.e. % curl <url> correctly
> retrieves the URL.)
> My question is how do I go about figuring out what is going wrong so
> that I can even report it to the MikTeX tools developers. I tried
> adding the --trace option to the command, but it produces nothing.
> Similarly, the system log shows nothing.
> I use mpm on two laptops (a Macbook Pro and a G4) via Airport, both
> without any difficulty.
> This is probably too weird for anyone to help, but I thought I'd ask...
> Alan Munn amunn at msu.edu
> Department of Linguistics amunn at acm.org
> and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages Fax. +1-517-432-2736
> Michigan State University, East Lansing MI 48824 Tel. +1-517-355-7491
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Victor Ivrii, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto
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