tl-install restore period

Norbert Preining norbert at
Wed Apr 17 14:19:11 CEST 2024


I'm an not sure what you are talking about, but it seems the mirror selected by the multiplexer is out of date or broken.

You can select any mirror manually using the
  -repository ...

Details here

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Apr 17, 2024 21:13:13 Carlos <linguafalsa at>:

> Hello Karl:
> I noticed the last message to the list didn't go through at tlbuild so here then
> The changes for the trailing period had to be undone. And I'm fine with it. if that's what you want, so be it.
> But my question is what browser am I supposed to use to follow the link in and thus avoid the infamous Not Found
> The requested URL was not found on this server.
> in all current browsers known to mankind
> The TeX Live versions of the local installation
> and the repository being accessed are not compatible:
>       local: $TeXLive::TLConfig::ReleaseYear
> repository: $texlive_release
> Perhaps you need to use a different CTAN mirror?
> (For more, see the output of install-tl --help, especially the
> -repository option.  Online via
> Is it a text based browser like lynx or elinks or anything else that would allow me to read the page ?
> What is it am I supposed to do when I follow the link from the terminal such as foot terminal or alacritty? Append a dot/period at the end so I can avoid the URL not found 
> If the answer is a no to all these questions, could you add to the documentation something in the lines to advise the user to append a period/dot at the end of the URL? Or copy the link just before but not either on or after the dot/period in question?
> But I mean.My gosh. Why does it to have so complicated?

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