[tex-live] today tlmgr problems

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Fri May 7 12:44:53 CEST 2010

Victor Ivrii <vivrii at gmail.com> wrote:

> today (2:27 EST)
> % tlmgr update --list
> returned
> tlmgr: package repository http://ctan.org/systems/texlive/tlnet
> .....
> .....
> nolbreaks [179k]: local: <absent>, source: 18127 (auto-install)
> nopageno [168k]: local: <absent>, source: 18128 (auto-install)
> notoccite [224k]: local: <absent>, source: 18129 (auto-install)
> optional [292k]: local: <absent>, source: 18131 (auto-install)
> collection-latexextra [4k]: local: 18116, source: 18131 (update)
> However
> % sudo  tlmgr update --all
> .....
>  update: texinfo [81k] (17962 -> 18134) ... TLDownload::get_file:
> response error:
>   404 Not Found
> permanent server connection set up, but downloading did not
> succeed!Retrying with wget.
> Downloading
>    http://ctan.org/systems/texlive/tlnet/archive/texinfo.tar.xz
> did not succeed, please retry.

texinfo was updated recently, so it looks as if tug's mirror of
cambridge (i'm the portal for texlive stuff) failed.  jim will no doubt
rerun the mirror when he gets a moment (he's very busy just now) so,
pro tem, redo your update with www.tex.ac.uk as your repository.

don't use a n. american mirror just now, since most of them mirror from

don't hang on to www.tex.ac.uk as a general rule, either: while there's
ridiculously much x-atlantic bandwidth nowadays, it's not good general

(i've checked texinfo, logged in to the tug box itself.  probably the
other things suffered from the same problem, but i've not checked them.)


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