[tex-live] install-tl from mirrored archive

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Sun Nov 30 11:05:20 CET 2008

Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org> wrote:

>     tug mirrors cambridge.
> Well, the directory Manuel looked at, ftp://tug.org/texlive/tlnet/2008,
> is the ultimate source (what cambridge mirrors).
> The actual file on tug.org is executable.  What's happening is that I
> long ago configured our (pro)ftpd to use FakeModes, so that all dirs
> appear as 555 and all files appear as 444, regardless of the real mode.
> We've never wanted anything to be executable before.
> I will work now to set up a special login for Robin that doesn't do the
> fake stuff.  We wanted to do that for other reasons too.

or a rsync-accessible directory?  (if i'm going to special-case the
mirroring, i may as well switch to the better protocol at the same


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