[tex-live] tlmgr at mirrors.ctan.org

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Fri Dec 19 01:18:24 CET 2008

On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 7:12 PM, Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org> wrote:
>    but invoking mirrors in tlmgr I get either uwaterloo or ottawa
>    I am confused :-(
> This all seems normal to me.
> I had forgotten that both mirror.ctan.org and mirrors.ctan.org were
> defined to the same thing.  Our code only has special cases for
> mirror.ctan.org; that's why you see the uwaterloo or whatever when using
> that url.  I guess we should also check for mirrors.ctan.org, but
> meanwhile, use mirror.ctan.org and be happy.
> As for theoryx5.uwinnipeg.ca, that is Randy Kobes' machine where the
> multiplexer runs.  The original request always goes to Winnipeg; the
> purpose of the multiplexer is to return an HTTP redirect to the real
> CTAN mirror.
> karl

Now I am not confused. Thanks! Victor

Victor Ivrii, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

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