[tex-live] installation with network troubles

George N. White III gnwiii at gmail.com
Thu Jun 25 22:34:49 CEST 2009

On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 9:04 AM, Martin Schröder<martin at oneiros.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm babysitting a network installation of TL09. This has now stopped
> twice at different packages with network problems. The following
> restart starts the download again for all packages (even though 9xx or
> 1xx packages have been downloaded). :-(
> - The download process SHOULD be more resistent to intermittend
>  network problems - I don't want the installation to stop because
>  package 1367 of 1572 can't be downloaded now.
> - Restarting the installation MUST NOT download all packages again.
> Sorry, but now the installation process is much to fragile.

I don't think this is anything new.  With TL2008 the way to deal with
less than perfect network access to CTAN mirrors was to use other
tools to create a local mirror and point the installer to the local
mirror.  This also has the advantage that you can configure the
mirroring to run at convenient off-hours and do TL installs/updates
at convenient on-hours.

George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia

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