[OS X TeX] Getting started with tlmgr
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Dec 5 10:07:57 EST 2008
On Dec 5, 2008, at 7:36 AM, Gerrit Glabbart wrote:
> Am 05.12.2008 um 01:54 schrieb Herbert Schulz:
>> 2 Initial Setup and Updating tlmgr
>> Setting up the the tlmgr update system is a two step process. First
>> you have to set up a preference
>> that tells tlmgr where to find the files to update in future runs:
>> sudo tlmgr option location http://mirror.ctan.org/systems/texlive/tlnet/2008
> Isn't that the default setting? I thought the point of the location
> option was to select a particular mirror explicitly. I've never
> called this option, and yet I get my TeXLive updates from a random
> mirror from my home country, which, I'm guessing, is the desired
> behavior. Am I missing something?
> Oh, and yes, a section four, "When disaster strikes" (or something
> of the sort), is probably a good idea. Maybe you can just copy and
> paste one of your responses on this list.
> Thanks for your efforts,
By now the updates should be around to all servers so it should walk.
I'm working on an update to the document with instructions on picking
a particular server for the update (please don't all try to use my
example in that document --- that will surely overload the server).
Once the update is complete you should be able to go back to the
mirror and it should work.
I'm sorry for any problems I may have caused. Sigh...
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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