[tex-live] install-tl from mirrored archive

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Sun Nov 30 01:14:03 CET 2008

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard <mpg at elzevir.fr> wrote:

> Karl Berry a écrit :
> > Therefore, those who have a complete mirror of the network directory can
> > simply run "install-tl" and it will find the packages in the archive/
> > subdir.
> > 
> Hum, I just tried, after updating my local copy from Cambridge's node,
> and install-tl isn't executable. ftp-ing to tug.org/texlive/tlnet/2008,
> I can see install-tl isn't executable there either.

tug mirrors cambridge.

> Is there a way to make it executable on the mirror so that mirroring
> with a tools that preserves permissions (such a rsync) allows to run
> install-tl directly, without needing to chmod it first?

has it ever been executable on the mirrors?  (it's not executable on the
source that ctan mirrors from, so it's not surprising it isn't on
cambridge, or anything that mirrors cambridge, i.e., the whole of ctan
and its collection of mirrors.)


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