bug report while installing

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at bitmuis.nl
Sun May 9 22:29:01 CEST 2021

On Mon, May 10, 2021 at 04:16:45AM +0900, Norbert Preining wrote:
> Hi Siep, hi Uwe, hi Berkan, hi all,
> > TeX Live installer invocation: C:/Users/berka/AppData/Local/Temp/nsm9CC0.tmp/install-tl-20210508/install-tl -from_ext_gui 
> > Loading https://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/systems/texlive/tlnet/tlpkg/texlive.tlpdb
> > Installing TeX Live 2021 from: https://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/systems/texlive/tlnet (not verified)
> That is the problem, and this SHOULD NOT HAPPEN!!!
> When doing this on Linux, I see
> $ ./install-tl -no-cls
> Loading https://ftp.yz.yamagata-u.ac.jp/pub/CTAN/systems/texlive/tlnet/tlpkg/texlive.tlpdb
> Installing TeX Live 2021 from: https://ftp.yz.yamagata-u.ac.jp/pub/CTAN/systems/texlive/tlnet (verified)
> So I install from an actual mirror, while on Windows it seems to always
> hit the main mirror.

It does try a number of mirrors:

D:querying mirror, got 'https://ftp.snt.utwente.nl/pub/software/tex/'
D:querying mirror, got 'https://mirror.koddos.net/CTAN/'
D:querying mirror, got 'https://mirror.koddos.net/CTAN/'
D:querying mirror, got 'https://mirror.lyrahosting.com/CTAN/'
D:querying mirror, got 'https://mirror.koddos.net/CTAN/'
D:no mirror found ... randomly selecting backbone
Loading https://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/systems/texlive/tlnet/tlpkg/texlive.tlpdb

but is not happy with any of them.

> And that one might have restrictions on access and block, thus the
> failures.
> We need to investigate why the redirection code doesn't work on
> Windows!!!
> Questions that can be answer by passing -v or -v -v to the installer:
> * is it using wget or curl for computing the redirection?
> * which curl is used?
> * does curl work as expected? What does
> 	curl -Ls -o nul -w '%{url_effective}' https://mirror.ctan.org/
>   give?
>   (IDEA: the quotes might be a problem on Windows??? If the above fails,
>   what does
> 	curl -Ls -o nul -w %{url_effective} https://mirror.ctan.org/
>   give?)

With both syntaxes, I get an actual mirror:

C:\Users\siepo>curl -Ls -o nul -w '%{url_effective}' https://mirror.ctan.org/
C:\Users\siepo>curl -Ls -o nul -w %{url_effective} https://mirror.ctan.org/

For completeness, I attach the logfile.

Siep Kroonenberg
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