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

Staszek Wawrykiewicz staw at gust.org.pl
Thu Aug 7 16:37:43 CEST 2008

On Thu, 7 Aug 2008, Vasile Gaburici wrote:

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

As Norbert already explained, we add the TL bin dir to the PATH and put
it at the beginning for the whole install-tl run (not stored in the 
registry!), then, at postinstallation time, we add TL bin dir 
*at the end* of PATH and store it in the registry.
So if you have, eg, MiKTeX bin dir also in PATH, please change the order
for running TL. That's all up to you.
> 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.
     ========= this is because MiKTeX bin dir has precedence and 

All the best,

Staszek Wawrykiewicz
StaW at gust.org.pl

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