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

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Wed Jan 20 17:47:52 CET 2010

On 20 January 2010 Maxwell, Adam R 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?)

Do you get the same result when using wget instead of curl?


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