http://tug.org/texlive/acquire-mirror.html In this link they provide rsync -a --delete rsync://somectan/somepath/systems/texlive/tlnet/ /your/local/dir.

If I use rsync -a --delete http://ctan.math.illinois.edu/systems/texlive/tlnet /home/alhelal/Downloads, is it ok?

See my network installation output -

alhelal@VimLaTeX:~/Downloads/install-tl-20180512$ sudo ./install-tl
ABORTED TL INSTALLATION FOUND: installation.profile (in /home/alhelal/Downloads/install-tl-20180512)
Do you want to continue with the exact same settings as before (y/N): n
Loading http://ctan.math.illinois.edu/systems/texlive/tlnet/tlpkg/texlive.tlpdb
Installing TeX Live 2018 from: http://ctan.math.illinois.edu/systems/texlive/tlnet (verified)
Platform: x86_64-linux => 'GNU/Linux on x86_64'
Distribution: net  (downloading)
Using URL: http://ctan.math.illinois.edu/systems/texlive/tlnet
Directory for temporary files: /tmp/n_zqONraIW

======================> TeX Live installation procedure <=====================

======>   Letters/digits in <angle brackets> indicate   <=======
======>   menu items for actions or customizations      <=======

 Detected platform: GNU/Linux on x86_64

 <B> set binary platforms: 1 out of 17

 <S> set installation scheme: scheme-full

 <C> set installation collections:
     40 collections out of 41, disk space required: 5465 MB

 <D> set directories:
   TEXDIR (the main TeX directory):
   TEXMFLOCAL (directory for site-wide local files):
   TEXMFSYSVAR (directory for variable and automatically generated data):
   TEXMFSYSCONFIG (directory for local config):
   TEXMFVAR (personal directory for variable and automatically generated data):
   TEXMFCONFIG (personal directory for local config):
   TEXMFHOME (directory for user-specific files):

 <O> options:
   [ ] use letter size instead of A4 by default
   [X] allow execution of restricted list of programs via \write18
   [X] create all format files
   [X] install macro/font doc tree
   [X] install macro/font source tree
   [ ] create symlinks to standard directories

 <V> set up for portable installation

 <I> start installation to hard disk
 <P> save installation profile to 'texlive.profile' and exit
 <H> help
 <Q> quit

Enter command: i
Installing to: /usr/local/texlive/2018
Installing [0001/3611, time/total: ??:??/??:??]: 12many [376k]
Installing [0002/3611, time/total: 00:08/15:41:34]: 2up [66k]
Installing [000

I asked a related question in 2017 How to cancel and resume texlive installation?

  • What are you doing? Why don't you just go with the network installation? – Keks Dose May 17 '18 at 9:12
  • @KeksDose Because my internet connection is very slow. see tex.stackexchange.com/questions/368478/… – alhelal May 17 '18 at 9:15
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    Norbert, who answered your other question, is the author and maintainer of the texlive manager. So just try and follow his advice. If it fails, then ask for help at the texlive mailinglist, see here: tug.org/mailman/listinfo/tex-live – Keks Dose May 17 '18 at 9:49

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