[tex-live] Errors during local NET install, VM leak, request for unzipped "install-tl.zip"

Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd) P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Tue Aug 12 22:18:04 CEST 2008

Siep Kroonenberg wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 12, 2008 at 06:07:25PM +0100, Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd) wrote:

>> Use of uninitialized value in substitution (s///) at D:\TeX\Live\TeX-Archive\sys

> Fixed in svn.

Thank you, Siep.

[VM Leak]

> No idea what was going on there, but I don't give you much chance of
> this getting fixed at this late date.

I repeated the installation today, using your more
recent code, and removed from the path a reference
to a TeX Live 2007 directory (I noted that a number
of yesterday's messages referenced the 2007
hierarchy rather than the 2008, the reason for
which was unclear at the time).  When I repeated
the installation today, the VM error did not recur,
but as the system has not been re-booted in the
meantime, the larger paging file extended by the
system during yesterday's install will still be
available, so it is unclear whether the problem
will recur after a reboot.

A request : could the TeX Live "tlnet/tldev" branch
contain an Install-TL directory that itself contains
an expansion of "tlnet/tldev/install-tl.zip" ?  This
would ensure that anyone (such as myself) who is
mirroring the "tlnet" hierarchy will automatically
have access to the most recent contents of "install-tl.zip"
without needing to remember to unpack the ZIP file before use.

** Phil.

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