[tex-live] Every fourth or five ftp attempt in tlmgr ... fails

George N. White III gnwiii at gmail.com
Tue Dec 18 01:30:10 CET 2012

I've seen this quite often (Scientific Linux and OSX) at a campus with a
"corporate firewall".   Sometimes disabling tcp window scaling helps.

On Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 2:18 PM, Bernhard Kleine <bernhard.kleine at gmx.net>wrote:

> Dear all,
> while updating using tlmgr --gui this morning I noticed again that every
> fourth or fifth package is not obtained by ftp but by wget. That does
> not directly pose a problem. However, the time spent by tlmgr for
> finding out that ftp does not work and wget has to be used is more than
> 40 seconds. Thus the update takes much longer than necessary.
> See below the error. I hope that I am not the only one where this
> occurs. System is Ubuntu 12.04 on amd_x64 Linux.
> Kind regards
> Bernhard
> Useless content call in void context
> at /usr/share/perl5/LWP/Protocol/ftp.pm line 379
> TLDownload::get_file: response error:
>   400 FTP return code 000
> permanent server connection set up, but downloading did not succeed!
> Retrying with wget.

George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia
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