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I am trying to install TexLive 2012 on Windows 8 64 bit with the following results.

Loading - See URL below Installing TeX Live 2012 from: See URL below

Platform: win32 => 'Windows' Distribution: net (downloading)

Using URL: http://tezcatl.fciencias.unam.mx/tex-archive/systems/texlive/tlnet

Directory for temporary files: C:/Users/jonathan/AppData/Local/Temp

Installing [0001/2603, time/total: ??:??/??:??]: 12many [376k]

TLDownload::get_file: response error: 500 Can't use an undefined value as a symbol reference

permanent server connection set up, but downloading did not succeed!Retrying with wget.

Downloading http://tezcatl.fciencias.unam.mx/tex->archive/systems/texlive/tlnet/archive/12many.tar.xz did not succeed.

Installation failed. Rerunning the installer will try to restart the installation.

I thought that the problem might be with the repository but when I tried to use --repository to select an alternate repository the flag was ignored and the problematic repository was used. Any ideas as to wher to proceed from here? I ould find nothing useful in the mailing list.

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closed as too localized by Speravir, Werner, Martin Schröder, clemens, Kurt Feb 4 '13 at 0:18

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Welcome to TeX.SX. – Claudio Fiandrino Feb 3 '13 at 17:49
I finally managed to get install-tl to accept a different repository which worked without problems. – Jonathan Feb 3 '13 at 19:03

Have you tried the installation once again—without any parameters, so the installer will get a mirror automatically (By just using the install-tl.bat or install-tl-advanced.bat)? If this happens with more mirrors and not only with that specific, it could be a bug together with Windows 8. If this is true, I think it would be best, you post your bugreport to the TeX Live-Mailinglist texlive@tug.org, as I don't know, how many TeX Live maintainers are reading TeX.sx regularly.

Information about the list texlive@tug.org is provided by TUG.

There is also some special advice for Windows, maybe there is a hint helping you.

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