[tex-live] installation with network troubles

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Sat Jun 27 02:27:32 CEST 2009

On 26 June 2009 Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard wrote:

 > Martin Schröder a écrit :
 > > 2009/6/25, George N. White III <gnwiii at gmail.com>:
 > >> I don't think this is anything new.  With TL2008 the way to deal
 > >>  with less than perfect network access to CTAN mirrors was to
 > >>  use other
 > > 
 > > How many people have "perfect" network access? Apparently a
 > > typical DSL access in Germany is not "perfect". :-(
 > > 
 > Perfect is when everything, including TL netinstall, works. ;-)
 > The problem is not always with your local DSL or whatever
 > connection, it's sometimes on the server side. Some servers are
 > known (at least in my experience) to cause disconnections even when
 > the physical connection is excellent (eg a university's sitewide
 > network).

I'm running Gentoo Linux and my whole system had been installed from
the internet.  I update the system each weekend.  Everything works
fluently.  I'm quite impressed, I never encountered any problems.

I assume that Debian/Ubuntu users don't have problems too.

Because George always reports problems, I now looked into


Yes, I understand the problem now.  There are 40 mirrors in Europe
(Russia and Turkey excluded because I don't know whether the servers
are in Europe or in Asia), but there are only 15 mirrors in the United
States and two in Canada.

George, what we really need is an aid fund for underdeveloped


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