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

Rainer Schöpf rainer.schoepf at proteosys.com
Wed Jan 20 17:27:31 CET 2010

On Wed, 20 Jan 2010, Robin Fairbairns wrote:

 > 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".

Yep, it delivers different content based on the User-Agent string. Plain wget 
works OK, but "wget -U texlive" gives some html+javascript blurb (and it froze 
my Firefox as well).

I'll write to the contact address for this mirror. In the meantime, I've removed 
the site from the list for mirror.ctan.org.


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