[blfs-support] Texlive Mirror

Christopher Gregory me at pc-networking-services.com
Sun Dec 7 12:37:02 PST 2014


On Sun, 2014-12-07 at 20:22 +0000, Ken Moffat wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 07, 2014 at 07:58:33PM +0100, Armin K. wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > Does anyone know where I can find
> > ftp://tug.org/texlive/historic/2014/texlive-20140525-texmf.tar.xz mirror
> > that's hosted in Europe? With this, I get ~200KB/s, which is
> > unacceptable for such a large file.
> > 
> > I have looked @ ctan mirrors listed on texlive page but couldn't find
> > that file anywhere - just the -source one. Any hints are appreciated.
> > 
> > Cheers.
> > 
> 
>  The texmf does seem to be not mirrored in many places, probably
> because if its size.  Yesterday and today I've been downloading the
> source and texmf files for previous years without any problem, but
> I do not know where I'm getting them from - I just went to
> ftp://tug.org/texlive/historic/ and kept the browser open there.
> Certainly, the "local" oxford mirror that mirror.ctan.org directs me
> to does not have texmf.
> ĸen
>  Googling around, I think I might have got 2014 at some point from
> http://mirror.jaredwhiting.net/distfiles/TeX/ - firefox colours the
> links there as if I've visited them, but that might equally be a slow
> link where I gave up and had another go later to try to get a faster
> link.
> 
>  Sorry, it seems to have limited availability.
> 

I have found a faster mirror for it within Asia:

http://ftp.stu.edu.tw/FreeBSD/distfiles/TeX/texlive-20140525-texmf.tar.xz

I am getting speeds of up to 1.45MB/s for downloading it here in New
Zealand.

Christopher.



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