[tex-live] something wrong at texlive?
Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Mon Feb 16 19:12:40 CET 2009
Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd) <P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk> wrote:
> Bernhard Kleine wrote:
> > I did some update today:
> > some time later I repeated (just for curiosity) the update:
> > amd2000bk:/home/bernhard# tlmgr update --all
> > tlmgr: installation location
> > http://mirror.ctan.org/systems/texlive/tlnet/2008
> > context-letter: local revision (12168) is newer than revision in
> > http://mirror.ctan.org/systems/texlive/tlnet/2008 (12145), not updating.
> > imtekda: local revision (12169) is newer than revision in
> > http://mirror.ctan.org/systems/texlive/tlnet/2008 (8643), not updating.
> > tablor: local revision (12166) is newer than revision in
> > http://mirror.ctan.org/systems/texlive/tlnet/2008 (12009), not updating.
> > amd2000bk:/home/bernhard#
> > A little strange, isn't it?
> As Mirror.Ctan.Org does not have a fixed IP address,
> it is by no means unlikely that the site that you
> visited on your second attempt was less up-to-date
> than the first. Much as perfect synch. is desirable,
> it is not achievable in practice.
quite. however, we discussed this very soon after tlmgr started
being able to do this, and recognised the problem. i thought it had
been agreed that tlmgr would be able to snap on to a particular mirror
so as to avoid the problem.
did this not happen, or is it an optional extra?
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