[texhax] Downloading TeX

William F. Adams wadams at atlis.com
Thu Sep 8 21:50:32 CEST 2005

On Sep 7, 2005, at 10:24 PM, Daniel Hofmann wrote:

> I scanned the FAQs and haven't found anything, which means only that I
> might not have searched well enough. In that case sorry for the
> inconvenience.
> My problem: I'm behind a student proxy which does not allow ftp access 
> and
> I can't use iInstaller, the message I get upon using I-packages -> 
> Known
> Packages I-Directory is: "Empty I-Directory, downloading ended with an
> empty directory, the site may be offline or your URL in Preferences 
> may be
> wrong." As far as I've understood from the iInstaller website this is
> caused by the proxy. So here comes my question:
> I can disable the network access for iInstaller, but how do I get the
> packages from 'tug.org/i-packages'? Which program enables me to do a
> download of a whole package? After all I don't want to open every 
> single
> folder and download all files one by one.
> Thanks for your help and sorry for the inconvenience.

Your best bet in such a situation is to either get a CD (or CD image 
and burn it to a CD) or to get the fat image which contains all of the 



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