[tex-live] Choosing mirrors

Scott Kostyshak skostysh at lyx.org
Sat Jan 4 15:45:53 CET 2014

On Fri, Jan 3, 2014 at 11:15 AM, Lars Madsen <daleif at imf.au.dk> wrote:
> BTW:
> how does tlmgr choose the closest mirror?

In case anyone is interested in finding the fastest mirror for their
location at the current time, they could do the following if they
happen to be on Ubuntu and have GNU Parallel installed (it is
installed by default on 13.10):

git clone "https://github.com/scottkosty/install-tl-ubuntu"
cd install-tl-ubuntu
git checkout devel
sudo ./install-tl-ubuntu --dry-run

It only tests one third of the servers (this can easily be changed)
and still takes a couple of minutes (can also be changed by choosing a
smaller test file).

Any feedback is welcome.


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