[tex-live] install-tl fails to download some files
karl at freefriends.org
Wed Dec 9 23:39:12 CET 2009
Is this expected behaviour? It seems that the installer gives up too
early if downloading a file fails. On the other hand, it probably
shouldn't have failed if it succeeds seconds later... Any thoughts?
All the installer is doing is calling wget --tries=10 --timeout=90.
With an erratic network connection, there is nothing that can be done in
general. Maybe look for a closer mirror or mirror it yourself, instead
of downloading everything at install time?
Anyway, I think I will increase the timeout a lot. And try to write
something in http://tug.org/texlive/acquire-netinstall.html about how to
override those options (.wgetrc or TL_DOWNLOAD_ARGS).
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