[tex-live] Choosing mirrors
daleif at imf.au.dk
Mon Jan 6 10:21:57 CET 2014
I do not use the gui normally either, just wondered why I kept getting a Dutch mirror instead of the very fast Danish mirror at dorsrc.org
Institut for Matematik / Department of Mathematics
Aarhus Universitet / Aarhus University
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From: Robin Fairbairns [Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk]
Sent: 03 January 2014 17:39
To: Lars Madsen
Cc: tex-live at tug.org
Subject: Re: [tex-live] Choosing mirrors
Lars Madsen <daleif at imf.au.dk> wrote:
> how does tlmgr choose the closest mirror?
it doesn't "choose" the closest, it goes to something that looks plausible.
> I'm in DK
> If I run
> tlmgr -gui
> and choose 'load default repository'
> then I end up at utwente.nl
> whereas choosing 'load default net repository'
> gives me
> (the same as mirror.ctan.org)
huh? mirror.ctan.org is a meta-address, doing nothing but redirecting
to some other site.
> Why this difference?
there are several "believed plausible" machines for any given location
of users. mirror.ctan.org doesn't "remember" what it gave you last
> And how should users know the difference between 'default repository'
> and 'default net repository'?
pass. i don't use guis if i can help it, and hadn't read the blurbs
around that app.
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