[tex-live] a question about when gets the TL database refreshed in mirrors

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Sat Oct 6 19:44:42 CEST 2012

jfbu <jfbu at free.fr> wrote:

> Le 6 oct. 2012 à 18:12, Martin Schröder <martin at oneiros.de> a écrit :
> > 2012/10/6 jfbu <jfbu at free.fr>:
> >> I am not sure I understand: even with the -repository=my_mirror option the info
> >> whether or not to update is fetched from a mirror possibly unrelated to my_mirror?
> > 
> > No. Then the info should be consistent.
> But then I am puzzled, because as I said the mirror I queried does
> have updated packages, compared to my computer; so then why does tlmgr
> tell me there are no updates to install?
> I installed TL2012 only recently (circa a month ago) and so far all
> updates were done (via Tex Live Utility on my Mac) successfully once
> or twice a week when I saw packages announced on the ctan-ann RSS
> feed. But for the last week or so, TLU, and also tlmgr from the
> command line, both tell me agains all evidences (to the simple minded
> me ;-) ) that there are no updates to install.

before offering any more opinions, i need to know what problem packages
you are noticing, and what mirror you have problems with.

(i assume you know that the _package_ being on a mirror is not a
sufficient condition for the tl image of the package being on that

Robin Fairbairns

For the CTAN team

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