[Slackbuilds-users] ISSUE: texlive: problems downloading from tug.org

Franzen slackbuilds at schoepfer.info
Sat Oct 29 23:33:03 UTC 2016

>> If more people have issues with that download, i'll look for another
>> solution.
> Tried from two different systems on different networks, both times:
> wget 
> ftp://tug.org/historic/systems/texlive/2016/texlive-20160523b-source.tar.xz
> --2016-10-29 14:20:21--
> ftp://tug.org/historic/systems/texlive/2016/texlive-20160523b-source.tar.xz
>            => 'texlive-20160523b-source.tar.xz'
> Resolving tug.org (tug.org)...
> Connecting to tug.org (tug.org)||:21... connected.
> Logging in as anonymous ...
> Login incorrect.

That's what i got from the texlive-mailinglist:

>    Connecting to tug.org (tug.org)||:21... connected.
>    Logging in as anonymous ...
> It is common for all the anon ftp slots on tug to get used up by
> stupid robots or whatever. Despite my limiting by IP address, etc.
>    beside that there's also the rsync-able svn,
> In addition to the svn, the whole historic/ directory is available by
> rsync ... tug.org::historic/systems/texlive/2016/
>    On ctan there is
>    http://mirrors.ctan.org/systems/texlive/Source/texlive-20160520-
> source.tar.xz,
>    which is not same release tarball.
> Oops. I updated the directories on tug. I'm not sure if CTAN mirrors
> that directory continuously or only when I ask them to update. We'll 
> see
> what happens in the next 24 hours or so ... --thanks, karl.

So, there may be an alternative Download location soon on CTAN.
If i use a CTAN download-link in the .info-file, the link will likely be 
broken as soon as texlive2017 is released, tug.org keeps the archive.


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