Call for testing: TeX Collection 2021

Martin Sievers martin at
Fri Apr 9 21:37:14 CEST 2021

Am 02.04.21 um 16:45 schrieb Manfred Lotz:
> Hi folks,
> The TeX Collection image for 2021 is available for testing from
> Specifically
> Checksums are available as:
> or
> Like the years before I just make assumptions what could be possibly
> tested by you. Feel free to do whatever you can do.
> [...]
> Martin Sievers: texlive on Ubuntu; protext on Windows 10
> [...] 
> Please report your test results by including operating system and
> version, e.g. Ubuntu 19.10.

Dear Manfred, dear all,

first of all I would like to thank all of you for the great work you're 
doing each year to provide the TeX Collection to thousands of users all 
over the world.

This year I won't have as much time and platforms available for testing 
as in recent years.

I installed TeX Live 2021 from the iso image on my Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and 
ProTeXt on my Window 10 Pro without any problems.

However, I would like to suggest editing the rather outdated text at the 
beginning of README.HTML (and the corresponding passages for other 
langages like LIESMICH.HTML) as well as of the txt versions:
The CTAN backbone consists of the servers ( in the UK, ( in Germany,

As far as I know there is only the DANTE server left.

Moreover, I found a wrong date in these texts:
The snapshot was produced in May 2017 from by DANTE,

which should for sure be something like April 2021 or March 2021.

Best regards,


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