[tex-live] Torrent files for TeX Live 2012?

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Wed Jul 11 16:11:54 CEST 2012

On Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 10:55 AM, Martin Schröder <martin at oneiros.de> wrote:
> 2012/7/11 Mojca Miklavec <mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com>:
>> is anyone planning to create torrent files/magnet links for
>> texlive2012-20120701.iso, mactex20120701.pkg (and possibly a few other
>> MacTeX-related ones)? It might be nice to publish official torrent
>> files (along the iso files) to CTAN mirrors.
> Yes. :-)
> There's one for TL2012:
> http://www.tug.org/texlive/acquire-iso.html#torrent
> Karl got one for mactex20120701.pkg, but it isn't
> published on http://www.tug.org/mactex/2012/ yet.

Wow, thank you very much. I managed to miss those links.

Fetching from some German seeder goes significantly faster than
syncing from Dante's CTAN server ;)
I was even thinking of running a torrent client on our CTAN mirror as
an experiment.

> I can do more if you want. :-)

I was thinking of
- MacTeXtras-20120704.zip
- mactexadditions20120707.pkg
- basictex20120707.pkg
(I have no clue what's in MacTeX-2012-DVD.mpkg.zip)

and it would be nice to put those files to CTAN mirrors along the
original files. Like it's done for Ubuntu:
- http://releases.ubuntu.com/12.04/

 ubuntu-12.04-server-i386.iso           673M  Server install CD for PC
(Intel x86) computers (standard download)
 ubuntu-12.04-server-i386.iso.torrent    27K  Server install CD for PC
(Intel x86) computers (BitTorrent download)
 ubuntu-12.04-server-i386.iso.zsync     1.3M  Server install CD for PC
(Intel x86) computers (zsync metafile)
 ubuntu-12.04-server-i386.jigdo         116K  Server install CD for PC
(Intel x86) computers (jigdo download)
 ubuntu-12.04-server-i386.list           83K  Server install CD for PC
(Intel x86) computers (file listing)
 ubuntu-12.04-server-i386.metalink       30K  Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
(Precise Pangolin)


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