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

Maxwell, Adam R adam.maxwell at pnl.gov
Wed Jan 20 22:11:54 CET 2010

On 01/20/10 08:27, "Rainer Schöpf" <rainer.schoepf at proteosys.com> wrote:

> On Wed, 20 Jan 2010, Robin Fairbairns wrote:
>> Maxwell, Adam R <adam.maxwell at pnl.gov> wrote:
>>> (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).

Interesting.  I'm using Mac OS X APIs for downloading, so I've no idea what
User-Agent it's passing.

I ran into this exact problem about a year ago (30 Dec 2008 according to svn
logs) with binkerton.com, but I believe Karl passed on my complaint and they
fixed it.  Having it break randomly is sort of a support nuisance, though
> 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.

Thank you!  Either way, that's much better than me trying to find a


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