[tex-live] install-tl redownloads everything on each run

Philip Taylor P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Mon Jun 12 23:23:55 CEST 2017

Yaroslav -- I don't know whether the TeX Live installer really downloads everything again (I suspect it does not), but to avoid the problem completely you could use "rsynch" for the download phase ("rsync" is most definitely incremental) and then install from the local mirror that "rsync" will create.

Yaroslav Nikitenko wrote:
> I've faced a problem (with download) during install-tl run. I rerun
> that. The problem is that it  redownloads everything from the very
> beginning (as can be seen through the installation process and through
> my network statistics), which is very annoying when run several times
> (in fact, it doesn't allow installation because of different
> intermediate download errors).

Philip Taylor

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