[tex-live] tlmgr failure
luecking at uark.edu
Wed Nov 19 23:11:51 CET 2008
I do not subscribe to the texlive list but I do read it regularly.
The subject line refers to the recent error messages from tlmgr
when attempting to update:
Use of uninitialized value in split at
/usr/local/texlive/2008/tlpkg/TeXLive/TLPDB.pm line 961.
This also happens to me on WinXP.
There seems to be a problem with downloading texlive.tlpdb.lzma
If I obtain that file using an ftp program, its size is
If I retrieve it using wget, wget reports its size
and only retrieves that many bytes.
If I obtain it via Firefox browser, its size is
It must be the server is at fault. I have tried this with
wget version 1.11.4 (from GnuWin32 project) as well as version
1.10.2 (supplied with TeX Live 2008), with the same results.
The location I gave wget
With Firefox I obtained the file from
Daniel H. Luecking
Department of Mathematical Sciences
University of Arkansas
"Dubito ergo cogito, cogito ergo sum" --Descartes
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