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

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Wed Dec 19 11:57:33 CET 2012

Lars Madsen <daleif at imf.au.dk> wrote:

> Are you sure it pulls randomly? I've never asked my tlmgr to get from
> the danish mirror at dotsrc.org but it always does.

other things being equal, the redirector will choose a mirror in your
own country.  there's only one such in denmark; if you were in germany
(lots mirrors) or the uk (3), for example, it might hop around rather

> And I hardly ever see any failures from that mirror (never seen it
> from tlmgr, only the installer)

(i'm all right, jack; i have a ctan site on my lan.)


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