[tex-live] Bugs in install-tl for win32

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Wed Jun 25 15:47:45 CEST 2008

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard <mpg at elzevir.fr> wrote:

> Norbert Preining scripsit (25.06.2008 12:06)
> > I can only assume that CTAN was in the mirroring process when that
> > happened, so that problems did occur.
> I don't know how long did the mirroring process lasts, but I had mirror
> problems installing from network on my linux box 2 weeks ago. All was
> magically solve once I used the -url option.
> Perhaps I don't understand how mirror.ctan.org and the installer work, but I'm
> under the impression that different mirrors can be used for each package: in
> case the mirrors are not perfectly in sync, what is found on a mirror will
> possibly not match the texlive.tlpdb from the first mirror.
> Is it possible to just pick a mirror at the beginning, then stick to this
> mirror to the end?  This should avoid coherence porblems and help to identify
> possibly broken mirrors.

we can suggest a "give me a url" service to the guy who runs
mirror.ctan.org -- he's a good guy, and tries to help as much as

will raise it on the ctan list.


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