[tex-live] problem reinsstalling Windows TExlive2005

Tomasz Łuczak tlu at technodat.com.pl
Sun Jun 25 00:17:16 CEST 2006

Sebastian Canagaratna wrote:
> I installed Texlive 2005 successfully on windows XP, but because I 
> found it difficult to get it to work with Xemacs so I unistalled it
>and installed Xemtex. This had other problems, so I  unsintalled it
>and reinstalled TexLive. Now I get the error:
> error copying "C:/TexLive2005/texmf/web2c/fmtutil.cnf": 
> [...]
> I tried all kinds of things like deleting the old TeXLive2005
> directory before reinstalling, but nothins seems to work.
> I have tries both the dvd and the cdrom, both give the same result.

1. remove old TeX Live directory
2. remove old environment variables: TLroot, TEXMFCNF and TEXMFTEMP
3. remove path to TeX Live/Xemtex from Path variables
4. remove tlpm*.* from your %Temp% directory
5. download fresh installer from
ftp://ftp.gust.org.pl/pub/Projekty/tlpmgui - all directory
6. close all explorer windows - important!
7. rename tlpmgui-1.33.exe to tlpmgui.exe - recomended
8. run tlpmgui-1.33.exe or tlpmgui.exe and install TeX Live

If you have Ghostscript or Perl already installed, you should unmark
these collection. Current version of tlpmgui recognize PERL5LIB and
GS_LIB and query you whether to modify these variables or not.
Unfortunately collection will install if you don't unmark manually.

Please let us know on our list tlpmgui at gust.org.pl.

Best regards
  Tomasz Łuczak

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