[tex-live] Installing TeX Live 2008 from the net : a review of steps taken and problems encoountered.
siepo at cybercomm.nl
Fri Aug 8 11:58:06 CEST 2008
On Fri, Aug 08, 2008 at 10:26:58AM +0100, Philip TAYLOR wrote:
> Well, the installation is now complete,
> but once again the CMD window has
> disappeared and with it all trace
The pause at the end of install.bat has been committed and should be
> of the fc-cache messages. In addition,
> I saw (just before it disappeared)
> a "can't unlink : permission denied"
> message pertaining to something "lzma".
> Neither of these appear in "install-tl.log".
> If the team could modify the installer to
> trap /all/ error messages, I will happily
> run the tests yet again.
> Seeking to run the failed "fc-cache" by
> hand, I typed "fc-cache /?" to learn
> the required parameters and switches,
> but it appeared not to recognise "/?"
> and has gone away and done something
> (I know not what) and returned without
> issuing any message at all.
> I then searched the web for "fc-cache"
> incantations that rang a bell, and found
> "fc-cache -v -r", which I tried. It too
> has failed : transcript below.
> ** Phil.
> Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
> (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
> O:\TeX\Live\2008>fc-cache /?
> O:\TeX\Live\2008>fc-cache -v -r
> C:/WINDOWS/fonts: caching, new cache contents: 635 fonts, 0 dirs
> C:/WINDOWS/fonts: failed to write cache
> O:/TeX/Live/2008/texmf-var/fonts/cache: cleaning cache directory
> fc-cache: failed
Jonatha, Akira, what can be done about this failing fc-cache?
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