[texhax] install-tl to install TeX Live 2011

Duke duke.lists at gmx.com
Thu Aug 11 16:04:05 CEST 2011

Hi all again,

Thanks to Donald, Christian and Herb. Actually my TeX Live 2009 was 
installed by using MacTeX 2009, and the time when I posted question, I 
was downloading MacTeX 2011. The reason of asking was that the download 
speed was so low (~ 100k/s, and it took me ~ 3hr or more to get that 
1.8G MacTeX), and I thought I could try install-tl with the hope that 
the installation can be faster!

Anyway, the issue is somewhat solved now because I have TeX Live 2011 
from MacTeX 2011, but question about install-tl is still unsolved! It is 
not really any thing serious, but at least it is showing that install-tl 
is not working properly, or the documentation for TeX Live is not clear 
enough, or I must have done something wrong!


On 8/10/11 12:32 PM, Duke wrote:
> Hi folks,
> It has been a while since I installed TeX Live 2009 on my Mac running 
> 10.6. Now I decide to install TeX Live 2011. I downloaded install-tl 
> script, and ran it, but it failed as follow:
> ~/Downloads/install-tl-20110510]$ ./install-tl
> Installing TeX Live 2010 from: 
> http://mirror.unl.edu/ctan/systems/texlive/tlnet
> Platform: universal-darwin => 'universal binaries for MacOSX/Darwin'
> Distribution: net  (downloading)
> Using URL: http://mirror.unl.edu/ctan/systems/texlive/tlnet
> Directory for temporary files: 
> /var/folders/LT/LTw9hBSIGLig8XBTShBPtE+++TQ/-Tmp-/
> Loading 
> http://mirror.unl.edu/ctan/systems/texlive/tlnet/tlpkg/texlive.tlpdb
> ./install-tl: The TeX Live versions of the local installation
> and the repository being accessed are not compatible:
>       local: 2010
>  repository: 2011
> Perhaps you need to use a different CTAN mirror?
> So it looks like install-tl script tried to install TeX Live 2010 for 
> me, not the latest one 2011. Anybody as the same experience?
> Thank you very much,
> D.
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