[tex-live] tlmgr ftp issues?

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Thu May 20 11:06:38 CEST 2010

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard <mpg at elzevir.fr> wrote:

> > because mirror.ctan.org (for reasons i don't understand) insists on
> > quoting only the ftp address for tex.ac.uk
> > 
> > i wish it wouldn't, but i don't know how to discourage it...
> I seem to remember Karl told me that mirror.ctan.org had been modified
> to return only http mirrors (precisely to avoid firewall issues).

no, it hasn't.  i'm told that the database lists both addresses (and
hence protocols) for cambridge, but a recent test (just after reading
your message) gave me ftp.tex.ac.uk rather than www.tex.ac.uk


More information about the tex-live mailing list