[tex-live] test Images by ftp

Artemio Gonzalez Lopez artemiog at mac.com
Sat Dec 23 20:42:16 CET 2006

Karl Berry wrote:
> In order to hopefully reduce nonhuman traffic retrieving the test
> images, they're now available only by ftp:
> ftp://tug.org/texlive/Images/test
> karl
I downloaded the latest test image (2006-12-17), but unfortunately 
installation failed on my machine (iMac G5 running Mac OS X 10.4.8). 
First off, I had the following (apparently non fatal) mistake:

Initializing collections... install-tl.sh: line 1: 
P_@=collection_texinfo: command not found

Then installation proceeded, but it stalled at the following point:

Done unpacking.
Fixing permissions in /usr/local/texlive/2006... done.
Setting up directories for automatic font creation... done.
Configuring fmtutil.cnf from /usr/local/texlive/2006/texmf/web2c  into 
Setting local tree (TEXMFLOCAL) to $SELFAUTOPARENT/../texmf-local in 
Setting system var tree (TEXMFSYSVAR) to $SELFAUTOPARENT/texmf-var in 
Setting the user texmf home (TEXMFHOME) to $HOME/$HOME/texmf in 
Done fixing texmf.cnf.
Testing for /usr/local/texlive/2006/bin/powerpc-darwin/texconfig....
Making language.dat in /usr/local/texlive/2006/texmf-var/tex/generic/config
  from your language selections...
Updating filename database with mktexlsr...

(I killed it after more than an hour without getting back the prompt.)

Any suggestions anybody?

Thank you all, and Merry Christmas,

Artemio Gonzalez-Lopez

P.S. Before this, I had succesfully installed the 2006-11-21 test image, 
which I'm actually using without a glitch.

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