[tex-live] Off topic: copying tlnet

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Mon Nov 1 12:59:20 CET 2010

Robin Fairbairns wrote:
> Lars Madsen <daleif at imf.au.dk> wrote:
>> Hi, to make installation a lot faster when doing installation parties,
>> it seems easier to simply copy tlnet to a USB disk and then install
>> from there (or even copy it tlnet to HD and install from there)
>> But what is the best way to make a copy of tlnet? just doing a wget
>> against our local mirror?
>> If so is is possile with wget to later on `update' this copy?
> i would use rsync rather than wget in all circumstances (not just
> updating).  wget purports to have a "mirror" mode, but it's never worked
> for me
> of course, i can't say if your server actually provides an rsync
> interface, since you don't say which one it is.  (it ought to -- saves a
> lot on bandwidth consumed; however, the largest proportion of users of
> the cambridge node blindly use http -- total is >=10x the bandwidth of
> ftp+rsync combined ... on a few occasions, >1 tbyte in a day).
> robin

Do we have a list of servers/mirrors offering rsync access?



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