[OS X TeX] TUG.org has problems. i-Installer can be extremely slow as a result.

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Wed Sep 27 07:36:46 EDT 2006

> On 26 Sep 2006, at 21:39, Gerben Wierda wrote:
>> tug.org has problems. The system is down or extremely slow and it
>> has not been repaired yet.
>> Open updated i-Packages looks at the site that has been set in your
>> i-Package. This means that i-Installer is opening all your i-
>> Packages and checks for updates on all of them. GIven that tug.org
>> is as slow as molasses (as far as it runs at all) this takes forever.
>> At this time, do not use "open updated" if your i-Packages look at
>> TUG (default)
> What about having a timeout?
> --e.

Well, yes. This is the first time in 5 years or so that a server so let us

There are a few "get stuff in the foreground and wait for results" in
i-Installer. Stuff like that is used for small things, like getting a
remote table of contents for instance. If this fails, normally one timeout
will give you the error that something has failed, e.g. when opening an
i-Package. Only "open updated" does these things in series and there was
no error message per attempt (there is a log message in the console).
There now is user feedback, so a next release (2.80) will be more


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