[tex-live] oberdiek package update failure
George N. White III
gnwiii at gmail.com
Tue May 18 23:16:47 CEST 2010
On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 4:11 PM, Adam Mercer <ramercer at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 08:49, George N. White III <gnwiii at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Was oberdiek the largest of the packages being updated?
> I believe so.
>> Did you check the permissions in the texlive tree or do "repair permissions"?
>> Maybe "ls -lR | grep ..." to see only lines with unexpected ownership.
> All the files seem to have appropriate permissions, at least nothing
> look s off - they are all owned by root:wheel
>> Do you have antivirus running?
>> Can you manually download the package and test it with "xz -t"?
> Seems OK:
> [ram at mimir ~]$ wget
> --2010-05-18 11:26:44--
> Resolving ctan.math.utah.edu (ctan.math.utah.edu)... 220.127.116.11
> Connecting to ctan.math.utah.edu
> (ctan.math.utah.edu)|18.104.22.168|:80... connected.
> HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
> Length: 20649924 (20M) [application/x-tar]
> Saving to: `oberdiek.doc.tar.xz'
> 20,649,924 328K/s in 72s
> 2010-05-18 11:27:58 (280 KB/s) - `oberdiek.doc.tar.xz' saved [20649924/20649924]
> [ram at mimir ~]$ xz -t oberdiek.doc.tar.xz
> [ram at mimir ~]$
> Not sure what happened... at least its working now.
Larger files offer more opportunities for network problems, AV, and traffic
shaping to do their nasty work, but the backup and recovery mechanism
is intended to protect us from network problems. Running as root:wheel
likely uses a trimmed down path and older versions of the standard tools
(tar, sed, etc.) so could be encountering a bug that doesn't appear when
used from a user command line.
George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia
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