[tex-live] 2015 pretest

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Tue Apr 14 09:17:30 CEST 2015

On Tue, Apr 14, 2015 at 9:04 AM, Philip Taylor wrote:
> Repeating :
>> Unknown module 'tlpretest' results from :
>>> D:\TeX\Live\2015\Pretest>c:\deltacopy\rsync -a --delete --exclude="mactex*" rsync://ftp.math.utah.edu::texlive/tlpretest /TeX/Live/2015/Pretest
>>> @ERROR: Unknown module 'tlpretest'
>>> rsync error: error starting client-server protocol (code 5) at /home/lapo/packag
>>> ing/rsync-3.0.4-1/src/rsync-3.0.4/main.c(1504) [receiver=3.0.4]
> Now :
> Using D:\TeX\Live\2015\Pretest>c:\deltacopy\rsync -a --delete
> --exclude="mactex*" rsync://ftp.cstug.cz::pub/tex/local/tlpretest
> /TeX/Live/2015/Pretest
> Rsync appears to have done nothing for at least 12 hours; it just sits
> there, and the file count remains constant at 9542; how is one meant to
> know when Rsync has done its work and it is therefore safe to start
> installation ?

Rsync should stop / finish working and return. If it doesn't stop for
a very long time, you can stop it manually (Ctrl-C) and run it again.
You can run it with a verbose flag (rsync -av ...) or even "--stats"
to see which files it is transferring.

If you suspect some problem with the mirror (rsyncd process stuck
somewhere), you can also try to sync from a different one just to see
if anything changes (our mirror is


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