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

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Wed Jan 20 17:15:51 CET 2010

Maxwell, Adam R <adam.maxwell at pnl.gov> wrote:

> 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:
> http://ctan.binkerton.com/systems/texlive/tlnet/update-tlmgr-latest.sh
> 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?)

roughly speaking, binkerton.com sounds broken "as a mirror".

i'm copying this to the ctan list -- we can stop it appearing in
mirrors.ctan.org, but we need to approach the mirror managers to see if
what you're observing is a passing fad.


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