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

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Tue Jun 21 16:48:43 CEST 2011

On Di, 21 Jun 2011, Taco Hoekwater wrote:
> 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]

Thanks for testing.

Does anyone see a problem with setting the timeout to 10secs?

>   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)

Interestingly. In principle it should not be so much faster, at least
as far as I understand. But then, ftp servers are 20 years old,
http servers are permanently developed. Maybe that is the point.

Best wishes

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