I'm trying to install the fonts from the package getnonfreefonts in TeXLive 2017 (in Manjaro Linux). As in previous TeXLive editions, I do the following:

wget http://tug.org/fonts/getnonfreefonts/install-getnonfreefonts
sudo texlua install-getnonfreefonts
cd /usr/local/texlive/2017/bin/x86_64-linux/
sudo ./getnonfreefonts --sys --all

However, I get these error messages for each font (I copied just for one of them):

Package 'vntex-nonfree':

Downloading 'http://vntex.sf.net/fonts/nonfree/vntex-nonfree-3.1.3.zip'
--2017-06-25 07:39:55--  http://vntex.sf.net/fonts/nonfree/vntex-nonfree-3.1.3.zip
Resolving vntex.sf.net...
Connecting to vntex.sf.net||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 301 Moved Permanently
Location: http://vntex.sourceforge.net/fonts/nonfree/vntex-nonfree-3.1.3.zip [following]
--2017-06-25 07:39:56--  http://vntex.sourceforge.net/fonts/nonfree/vntex-nonfree-3.1.3.zip
Resolving vntex.sourceforge.net...
Reusing existing connection to vntex.sf.net:80.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 755380 (738K) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: ‘vntex-nonfree-3.1.3.zip’

vntex-nonfree-3.1.3 100%[==================>] 737.68K   395KB/s    in 1.9s    

2017-06-25 07:40:03 (395 KB/s) - ‘vntex-nonfree-3.1.3.zip’ saved [755380/755380]
                                                                [download done]

Checking integrity of file 'vntex-nonfree-3.1.3.zip'...                [failed]
File 'vntex-nonfree-3.1.3.zip' seems to be broken.  Please try again.

I tried using other CTAN mirrors but it didn't work. Anyone experienced similar problems with getnonfreefonts?

  • 2
    Try -v and/or -d to get more information (for verbose and/or debug output).
    – cfr
    Commented Jun 25, 2017 at 22:04
  • Note that the current install-getnonfreefonts script is identical to the version available in 2015. Although it differs from the 2013/2014 version, despite claiming to be a version from 2013.
    – cfr
    Commented Jun 25, 2017 at 22:10
  • It works for me. I had one older version and two fonts not installed at all and installation completed with no errors. (I then had to move the updmap.cfg lines as it always puts them in the YYYY tree and I want them in the local tree, where the fonts are!)
    – cfr
    Commented Jun 25, 2017 at 22:30
  • I didn't do it with root privileges, of course. I'm not that mad. (Admittedly everyone else is that mad.)
    – cfr
    Commented Jun 25, 2017 at 22:32

1 Answer 1


Following cfr's suggestion, I used both -d and -v options. I noticed that the installer was looking for the unzip program, which wasn't installed in my Linux box.

Checking integrity of file 'garamondx.tds.zip'...
Can't exec "unzip": No such file or directory at ./getfont.pl line 628, <DATA> line 36.

That is how the script checks for integrity. However, the normal output does not report that unzip is missing. After installing it, everything works smoothly.

  • You might want to report that to the maintainers. Though this is the first time I've seen a Linux that did not include unzip out of the box. Then again, I've never heard of that Linux flavor
    – daleif
    Commented Jun 26, 2017 at 5:59
  • Yeap, you're right. (Manjaro is an Arch-based distro.)
    – NVaughan
    Commented Jun 27, 2017 at 2:21

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