[tex-live] tu-chemnitz.de is offline.

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Sat Sep 18 17:07:02 CEST 2010

Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:

> A problem updating via TeX Live Utility (i.e., tlmgr) on Mac was reported to us at MacTeX-support. It seems that <ftp://ftp.tu-chemnitz.de/pub/tex/systems/texlive/tlnet/tlpkg/texlive.tlpdb> is completely offline and it isn't clear when it's coming back.

quite how this is a tl matter, rather than a ctan matter, isn't clear to

just as well there's a ctan person on this list, eh?

i've asked the ctan db manager to remove chemnitz, so it will stop being
served up by mirror.ctan.org soon

there are lots of mirrors in germany; it's probably best for the
original user to go back to mirror.ctan.org to get another
recommendation.  (for countries with multiple mirror sites, the script
serves them up at random, so the trick is to try again until it doesn't
serve up an inappropriate source.)

Robin Fairbairns

For the CTAN team

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