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

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Wed Jan 20 18:04:48 CET 2010

Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at web.de> wrote:

> 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?

quite possibly.  the site determines what to return based on the agent
setting in the request.

rainer's changed the database so that binkerton is no longer part of the
mirrors.ctan club.  he's also mailed the registered manager of the site
to ask what's going on.


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