[OS X TeX] MacTeX 2022 checksum failing

G. M.-S. lists.gms at gmail.com
Mon Apr 4 03:52:24 CEST 2022

That is the reason I never download MacTeX.pkg, but I look for the full
name with the date, namely mactex-20220321.pkg in this case.


On Mon, 4 Apr 2022 at 03:01, Richard Koch <koch at uoregon.edu> wrote:

> Folks,
> On Apr 3, 2022, at 5:33 PM, Murray Eisenberg <murrayeisenberg at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> I did read what tug.org/mactex/maxex-download.html said, namely:
> The link below leads to a multiplexer which connects to
> various CTAN servers. For the first few days of a release, these servers
> provide
> MacTeX-2021 rather than the new release. If the item under the link points
> to a
> 2021 file, they all have the old version. Wait a few days after 2022/04/03
> before downloading.
> t first today, below the MacTeX.pkg link, it showed a 2021 date. But then
> later today — before I downloaded — that date below changed to 21 March
> 2022.
> The link to MacTeX on our web site, and on other web sites we control and
> sites we don't control, is to
> MacTeX.pkg
> On the servers, this is a symbolic link, pointing to the latest MacTeX,
> like mactex-20220321.pkg. Therefore, we can update MacTeX-2022 if a serious
> error is discovered, without modifying all of those web pages. It also
> means that when we update from MacTeX-2021 to MacTeX-2022, we don't have to
> modify all those web pages. This would be error-prone for web pages we
> control, and impossible for web pages we don't control.
> The item under the link names the actual file on TUG's site. But you don't
> download from that server. Instead, the CTAN servers download from TUG, and
> users download from these CTAN servers. That's why I wrote "if the item
> under the link points to a 2021 file, all CTAN servers have the old
> version" but did not claim that "if the item under the link points to a
> 2022 file, all CTAN servers have the new version."
> Dick Koch
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