[tex-live] TL-2008 net installer

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at cybercomm.nl
Wed Aug 6 23:41:48 CEST 2008

On Wed, Aug 06, 2008 at 09:37:23PM +0200, Norbert Preining wrote:
> On Mi, 06 Aug 2008, Philip TAYLOR wrote:
> > Having resumed as recommend by the PM after
> > the failure to download encTeX, the installation
> > resumed but I noticed some "failed to create
> > cache" messages during its closing phase.  Rather
> > more disturbingly, the CMD window has now
> > disappeared, there never was a GUI on the resume,
> > and I am left competely in the dark as to whether
> > or not the PM thinks the installation is now complete :-(
> Yup, yes, hmm. First, we cannot start the GUI if we resume. That does
> not work. But that the cmd window disappears is bad. You probably double
> clicked the install.bat...
> No idea if I can work around that now. Siep, do you have any idea?

I also think that the disappearing cmd is caused by something like
an unintended double-click.

The `failed to create cache' message comes from fc-cache. Caching
fonts by fc-cache is supposed to speed up xetex, bu xetex should
still run without. Anyhow, a failed fc-cache doesn't abort the

Staszek has reported that even if fc-cache initially fails, a
command `fc-cache -v -r' given in a new cmd might work.

Siep Kroonenberg

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