[tex-live] Bug(s) in network installer

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Fri Aug 8 03:10:28 CEST 2008

Philip TAYLOR writes:
 > Just started investigating TeX Live 2008,
 > and followed the recommendation from Tug.Org
 > to download the network installer.  Opened
 > 	file:///F:/TeX/Live/2008/install-tl/readme.html/readme.en.html
 > and attempted to follow link ("TeX Live documentation (html).") to
 > 	file:///F:/TeX/Live/2008/install-tl/texmf-doc/doc/english/texlive-en/texlive-en.html
 > Told "The file /F:/TeX/Live/2008/install-tl/texmf-doc/doc/english/texlive-en/texlive-en.html cannot be found.
 > Please check the location and try again."
 > In fact, all three of
 >      * TeX Live documentation (html).
 >      * Links to all included PDF and HTML documentation.
 >      * The English TeX FAQ (pdf also available).
 > results in "... cannot be found" errors.
 > -- ditto -- for all links in
 > 	"English versions of the Guide are in the
 > 	 texmf-doc/doc/english/ hierarchy, in both
 > 	 html and pdf formats. Translations to other
 > 	languages are also available under texmf-doc/doc/*."

Hi Phil,
I agree with you that it is desirable that people can read the
documentation before they install anything.  Many people want to know
what had been changed, at least.

A possible solution for people using the network installer is to put
the files


into the same directory which contains the network installer.  Then
people can read the documentation *before* they download the

Karl, what do you think?  The documentation has to be updated once per
year, hence it's not much work.  I could provide a .tar.gz file which
contains all the doc files needed or maybe a script which derives
them somehow automatically next weekend.

It's very desirable IMO to allow people to read the documentation
*before* they install/download anything.


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