tlmgr (was: [OS X TeX] MacTeX-2008)
Axel E. Retif
axel.retif at mac.com
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 http://ctan.math.utah.edu/tex-archive/systems/texlive/tlnet/2008'
> 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.
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