[tex-live] ctan.binkerton.com download problem

Maxwell, Adam R adam.maxwell at pnl.gov
Wed Jan 20 16:30:55 CET 2010

In TeX Live Utility, I download update-tlmgr-latest.sh for infrastructure
updates.  A user just reported getting an error where TLU downloaded an HTML
page instead of a shell script.  I'm not sure which mirror he used, but
mirror.ctan.org just sent me to the binkerton.com mirror, which isn't
allowing a direct download of update-tlmgr-latest.sh.

Opening this in a browser or downloading with curl will give some PHP
wrapper around the script:


It's happened before with this mirror, so I'd like to blacklist it in TLU.
However, if the user's default repo is mirror.ctan.org and it hands back
ctan.binkerton.com, I'm not sure what I can do.  Any ideas?

(that mirror is also giving similar behavior but 404 errors for .pl files,
which I suspect could cause problems for tlmgr as well?)


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