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

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Sun Jun 29 03:57:36 CEST 2008

Karl Berry writes:
 >     wgetrc still has tries=2.
 > Obviously I don't know what you "grabbed", but I changed it to tries=4 a
 > couple days ago (and that is what is in the install-tl zip/tgz).
 >     to tries=20 and had success (using Fedora 8 linux) with a minimal
 >     install in just one try (wish I had done that on Thursday!).
 > Very interesting.  I had expected that if something failed with a couple
 > of tries, trying 20 times would simply be a useless waste of time.

But if someone succeeded to download 99% of the stuff, he is certainly
more happy with tries=$\infty$.

I do not see any good reason to divert from the default values
provided by wget.  It seems that they are good.


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