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

Janusz S. Bień jsbien@mimuw.edu.pl
17 May 2002 18:44:44 +0200

On Thu, 16 May 2002  Sebastian Rahtz <sebastian.rahtz@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk> wrote:

> 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.....

Why do you suggest unwriteable directories as defaults? :-)

> >         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

I set VARTEXMF=/var/tmp/tl7/texmf-var (this seems to be the right
default for an unpriviliged user), but forgot to change TEXMFLOCAL.



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