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

Vasile Gaburici vgaburici at gmail.com
Thu Aug 7 16:09:49 CEST 2008

Depends how yo do it. On Windows changing the PATH in the registry
does not affect programs, especially command prompts, that are already

On Thu, Aug 7, 2008 at 1:20 PM, Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at> wrote:
> 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
> Norbert
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