[arch-general] Installing texlive docs

Xandaros Yotanido mz.bremerhaven at gmail.com
Mon Sep 1 21:37:22 EDT 2014

In the second and the following wget lines, you are trying to download
subdirectories of ftp://tug.org/texlive/Contents/live/texmf/ which doesn't
In the first link you are downloading subdirectories of
ftp://tug.org/texlive/Contents/live/texmf-dist/ which does exist and the
subdirectories you are trying to download in the second wget line and
onwards do exist as subdirectories of texmf-dist. For example:
ftp://tug.org/texlive/Contents/live/texmf-dist/doc/asymptote. But as was
already pointed out, these get downloaded by the first wget already.

I also looked through the manpage of wget to figure out what all these
flags do, but I couldn't find any information on -nv. What does it do?

2014-09-01 20:23 GMT+02:00 Thorsten Jolitz <tjolitz at gmail.com>:

> AK <aakempf at gmail.com> writes:
> > On 09/01/2014 01:23 AM, Thorsten Jolitz wrote:
> >> AK <aakempf at gmail.com> writes:
> >>
> >>> Since the URLs are invalid, the build() function seems to fail at the
> >>> second wget line and aborts the whole process so no package gets
> >>> built. Fixing the build() function so that wget no longer fails should
> >>> get you a working package.
> >> I still wonder how 1.5GB were downloaded from invalid URLs, but since I
> >> have that files own disk now, I will try to tweak the build() function
> >> to make it work - thx for the hint.
> >>
> > I wonder, since the first line should have downloaded everything you
> > wanted are the following lines needed at all?
> Probably not, but as I said - this recipe is copied from the web, I
> don't know nothing about the dir structure of the texlive server ... it
> must have changed recently.
> --
> cheers,
> Thorsten

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