[tex-live] other problems with install-tl

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Thu Nov 13 02:51:21 CET 2008

On So, 02 Nov 2008, Werner LEMBERG wrote:
>     This really puzzles me.  I know that only a single thread is used,
>     making it probably difficult to refresh while the wget process
>     runs in the background.  But between the loading process of two
>     packages install-tl gains control back so that it can refresh its
>     window completely.  A programming error?

Yes. Fixed with tomorrows net-installer (by day after tomorrow on the
other CTAN mirrors). It was a programming error, calling
would have been much easier and faster ;-)

Thanks for insisting. 

>   . While install-tl shows the name of the current package it
>     downloads and installs, it doesn't display how many packages are
>     left.  Given that there is really an enormous amount of packages,
>     this would be valuable information.

Also with tomorrows installer.

>   . Any possibility to add an estimate how long the download will
>     still continue, similar to other installation programs?

To come.

>   . I assume that the texlive database doesn't contain the sizes of
>     the lzma archives, right?  Even then, it might be a good idea to

To come.

Best wishes


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