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

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Thu Jun 26 02:07:17 CEST 2008

    Perhaps I don't understand how mirror.ctan.org 

Just so it's clear: http://mirror.ctan.org is pretty simple.  It looks
at the requesting IP, looks at the list of available mirrors, and picks
a close one, using the "standard" Perl packages to do the job.  It is
hosted by Randy Kobes at Winnipeg, who does some similar things for CPAN
and GNU.

So yes, every time http://mirror.ctan.org is called it can (and often
does) return a different mirror.

Hopefully we'll get a way to stick to a single mirror per install ...


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