[OS X TeX] TLU hang on startup

Justin C. Walker justin at mac.com
Fri Jul 9 21:35:57 EDT 2010

On Jul 9, 2010, at 17:59 , Adam R. Maxwell wrote:

> On Jul 9, 2010, at 5:47 PM, Justin C. Walker wrote:
>> Color me puzzled.  AFAIK, the .pac file is local (in my home  
>> directory, in fact).
> Huh.  Okay, I've no idea why that fails.  I might try and dig up a  
> proxy test program that I wrote to get this working last year, since  
> I don't have a proxy myself.  I'll contact you offlist if I can find  
> it.

I guess it's something really funky, because (if I understand what's  
going on) the URL for the pretest data is not in the .pac (so it must  
be wedging before or in the process of checking for proxies).

>> Does tlmgr download other pac's that I don't know about?
> No.  In fact, tlmgr fails unhelpfully if your site requires a proxy,  
> so I have to dig around in the CFNetwork proxy API (ugh) and  
> keychain if it requires a password (double ugh) to set the necessary  
> environment variables.

Let me know what tests will help.



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