[tex-live] does this actually download?

bnb at ams.org bnb at ams.org
Sun Oct 18 14:35:18 CEST 2015

    I have spent three hours trying to download this whatever it is after I came across it in the discussion forum on a free MOOC course I just joined this week to enable pdf format to be created or viewed or something from RStudio when creating an sweave doc in R.

if you expect something to be done,
please provide sufficient information
that the problem can be investigated.

this would reasonably include
 - identification of the mooc course
 - name of the instructor and an
   address to reach him/her
 - the link that was provided to
   retrieve the software

the intent of the tex live team is
to provide a tool that is as simple
as possible to retrieve and install
across numerous variant platforms
(windows, mac, linux); it is vetted
to make sure that it is free from
malware, although some virus checkers
are known to return spurious reports.

however, it is expected that someone
retrieving and installing the software
has some understanding of the nature
of the tool, which apparently was
not conveyed by the instructor of
the mooc.  i am sure this is a
situation that can be remedied when
information is made available to
enable this group to communicate
with the instructor.
					-- bb

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