[tex-live] something wrong at texlive?

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Mon Feb 16 22:38:16 CET 2009

On Mo, 16 Feb 2009, Robin Fairbairns wrote:
> quite.  however, we discussed this very soon after tlmgr started
> being able to do this, and recognised the problem.  i thought it had
> been agreed that tlmgr would be able to snap on to a particular mirror
> so as to avoid the problem.

No it DOES snap to a mirror, but only within *one* session. As long as
the user keeps mirror.ctan.org as installation source every call to
tlmgr will use another (or the same) mirror.

Only *within* one call the tlpdb and the packages are all downloaded
from the same mirror. before that was not true, as for the tlpdb and the
packages it was possible that different mirrors were used.

Best wishes


Dr. Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at>        Vienna University of Technology
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