tlmgr (was: [OS X TeX] MacTeX-2008)
pony777 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 9 03:09:50 EDT 2008
My cutting and pasting skills leave much to be desired. The command
tlmgr --location http://ctan.math.utah.edu/tex-archive/systems/
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-
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 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.
> Thank you.
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