[tex-live] You should warn users not to install texlive 2008 if they have miktex installed

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Thu Aug 7 12:20:43 CEST 2008

On Do, 07 Aug 2008, Vasile Gaburici wrote:
> If Miktex is already installed Texlive's installer runs Miktex's
> configuration programs instead of its own, and things go well after
> that:
> running mktexlsr C:/Program Files/texlive/2008/texmf-var
> initexmf: This utility does not accept non-option arguments.

That is strange, really strange. We do add the TeX Live bin dir to the
PATH, but we put it *at*the*beginning*:
  debug("Prepending $plat_bindir to PATH\n");
  $ENV{'PATH'}="$plat_bindir" . "$pathsep" . "$ENV{'PATH'}";
So for the following commands "our" scripts should be used. I am really
surprised if that didn't work, and why?!

Best wishes


Dr. Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at>        Vienna University of Technology
Debian Developer <preining at debian.org>                         Debian TeX Group
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