[blfs-support] Texlive Mirror

Armin K. krejzi at email.com
Sun Dec 7 13:04:22 PST 2014

On 12/07/2014 09:59 PM, Christopher Gregory wrote:
> On Mon, 2014-12-08 at 09:37 +1300, Christopher Gregory wrote:
>> 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.
> Just completed downloading from that mirror:
> texlive-20140525-texmf.tar.xz
> 100%[==================================================================>]   1.62G  1.41MB/s   in 23m 35s
> Though I can not say that it will be as fast for others.  It does look
> like a good mirror though.  I suspect it is not one offered by ctan
> though.  I just searched for the file name and that is what google
> showed me.
> Christopher.

I have managed to get 1.00 MB/s from the ftp.tug.org, so it was
downloaded alright. I've tried that mirror before, couldn't get 100 KB/s
with it.

Case closed.

Note: My last name is not Krejzi.

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