[tex-live] running recent TL from CD on Linux

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Thu, 16 May 2002 16:33:19 +0100

On Thu, May 16, 2002 at 06:14:53PM +0200, Janusz S. Bie? wrote:
>     <R> do not install files, set up to run off CD-ROM
>     <I> start installation,  <H> help,  <Q> quit
> Enter command: r
> Preparing destination directories... 
> system located as i386-linux
> Clean fmtutil.cnf in /var/tmp/tl7/texmf-var/web2c... 
> mkdir: cannot create directory `TeX': Permission denied

well, if the directory you nominated is not writeable
by the person running the installer, I am stuck.....

>         What is the reason of this messages?  They gave impression
>         that the installation is unsuccesful which seems to be
>         misleading.
even "run off the CD" makes some local directories for maintenance

> The messages flash on the screen so quickly that they are unreadable.
> To get the log quoted above, I run install-cd in Emacs shell. What is
> the recommended approach to make all the messages readable?

I have never addressed this properly, I am afraid, and I do
not have a solution. If anyone can fix the shell scripts
to copy all output to a LOG file, please feel free to add
the changes.

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