[tex-live] tlmgr ftp issues?

cfrees at imapmail.org cfrees at imapmail.org
Sat May 22 01:37:17 CEST 2010

On Fri 21st May, 2010 at 07:45, Robin Fairbairns seems to have written:

> cfrees at imapmail.org wrote:
>> Possibly related:
>> tlmgr update --list
>> tlmgr: package repository
>> http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/systems/texlive/tlnet
>> TLDownload::get_file: response error:
>> 	501 Protocol scheme 'localhost' is not supported
>> permanent server connection set up, but downloading did not succeed!
>> Retrying with wget.
>> tlmgr: no updates available
> where are you "calling" from?

do you mean literally where? ie geographically?

Just now, I got exactly the same output but with the repository
set as http://ctan.sqsol.co.uk/systems/texlive/tlnet

This is about 00:30 bst.


> fwiw, randy's done work on the re-router, which did have a brief period
> of "doing it right" for me, but on further adjustment ended up giving me
> ftp.heanet.ie (or some such).  that was well before 0300 bst.
> this morning (0730 bst, or so) it's back to giving me ftp.tex.ac.uk
> robin

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