[tex-live] TeX Live 2008 testing - problems downloading

Sandy Nicholson sandy at ambertext.co.uk
Fri Jun 27 13:06:47 CEST 2008


I thought I'd try out the TeX Live 2008 test release, as I'm quite  
keen to get up to speed with some of the newer stuff (particularly  
LuaTeX) before I run a pilot TeX workshop in September. However, I  
have had problems getting hold of the release.

I downloaded the bootstrap installer, but when I ran install-tl, the  
furthest the download/installation process got was adrconv. Earlier,  
it didn't get that far, but it consistently falls over there now when  
downloading from my local mirror (I'm in the UK). I also tried

   install-tl -url ftp://tug.org/texlive/tlnet/tldev

with slightly greater success: it got as far as bin-context on one  
run. Unfortunately the process isn't (as far as I know) resumable, so  
I have to start from scratch each time. Is this a temporary problem  
with server loads, or is there anything else I can try?

Incidentally, in case it's relevant, I'm doing this on an Intel Mac,  
and the only customisation I did each time was to set the TEXMFHOME  
directory to ~/Library/texmf (for consistency with the MacTeX 2007  

Thanks for your help.

Best wishes
Sandy Nicholson

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