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

N Shah pony777 at
Tue Sep 9 03:09:50 EDT 2008

Hi Axel,

My cutting and pasting skills leave much to be desired.  The command  
should read:

tlmgr --location 
texlive/tlnet/2008 update --all

i.e. without the single quote following the year in the url

oops ... it was long post to the list and I tried my best at proof- 

  - Nirav

On Sep 9, 2008, at 2:50 AM, Axel E. Retif wrote:

> 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 
>> 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.
> Thank you.
> Axel
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