[tex-live] This morning's 2011 pretest (hyphenation, ftp issues)

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Tue Jun 21 16:41:01 CEST 2011


On 06/21/2011 03:53 PM, Norbert Preining wrote:
> On Di, 21 Jun 2011, Taco Hoekwater wrote:
>> to take a multiple of 3 minutes before it is recovered from (some retry
>> timeout?). I think one could do a whole bunch of wget connects in the
> Bingo. Can you reproduce it? The default timeout for LWP is 180secs,
> so it takes 3min until the connection breaks. Plus, we retry 5 times,
> that can take quite some time.
> What is a suggested timeout? 10sec?
> If you have an easy way to reproduce it, can you try the following patch
> to TLDownload.pm:

Sure, that was easy enough. I just patched a Download.pm before
doing a fresh test install. There are still inexplicable FTP errors
after each 15 or so packages, but now the recovery from one of those
takes only 10 secs, so after a complete 'scheme-context', downloading
now ends with:

   Installing [138/138, time/total: 08:03/08:03]: xetexconfig [13k]

instead of that old

   Installing [137/137, time/total: 01:00:02/01:00:02]: xetexconfig [13k]

Much, much better!

As I was toying anyway, here is the HTTP timing:

   Installing [138/138, time/total: 02:00/02:00]: xetexconfig [13k]

which is a whole lot faster still (I do not understand why, but
clearly http is better than ftp, have to remember that)

Best wishes,

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