[tex-live] Every fourth or five ftp attempt in tlmgr ... fails
bernhard.kleine at gmx.net
Tue Dec 18 21:03:13 CET 2012
Am Montag, den 17.12.2012, 20:30 -0400 schrieb George N. White III:
> I've seen this quite often (Scientific Linux and OSX) at a campus with
> a "corporate firewall". Sometimes disabling tcp window scaling
> On Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 2:18 PM, Bernhard Kleine
> <bernhard.kleine at gmx.net> wrote:
> Dear all,
> while updating using tlmgr --gui this morning I noticed again
> that every
> fourth or fifth package is not obtained by ftp but by wget.
> That does
> not directly pose a problem. However, the time spent by tlmgr
> finding out that ftp does not work and wget has to be used is
> more than
> 40 seconds. Thus the update takes much longer than necessary.
> See below the error. I hope that I am not the only one where
> occurs. System is Ubuntu 12.04 on amd_x64 Linux.
> Kind regards
> Useless content call in void context
> at /usr/share/perl5/LWP/Protocol/ftp.pm line 379
> TLDownload::get_file: response error:
> 400 FTP return code 000
> permanent server connection set up, but downloading did not
> Retrying with wget.
this is still strange: 80 % of the ftp calls are correctly executed, one
fifth is not. I am sitting behind my private "Fritzbox! 6340 cable"
router with a single PC attached to it. The internet provider is
I had been thinking about a timing problem in tlmgr. What do the others
Greetings from the Black Forest!
> George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
> Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia
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