tlmgr (was: [OS X TeX] MacTeX-2008)

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at
Tue Sep 9 02:50:33 EDT 2008

On  9 Sep, 2008, at 01:12, N Shah wrote:

> To (mostly -- downloads can still fail) avoid this situation you  
> need to tell tlmgr to not use the CTAN mirroring system, rather to  
> download from a specific mirror.  This can be accomplished by using  
> the --location command line option to tlmgr, e.g. your update  
> command will be:
> tlmgr --location' 
>  update --all
> This will force tlmgr to download from the specified ctan.  While it  
> is true that one mirror may not in perfect sync with another,  
> everything seems to be consistent within one mirror.

This is a really great idea! Even if a mirror close to my location  
lags, say, a day or two from CTAN, its contents will be consistent. I  
was afraid to do an update, but with this method I think I will try it.

Thank you.


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