[tex-live] Not so good experience with TL net install on windows.

Bruno Piguet bpiguet at teaser.fr
Sun Aug 24 17:46:15 CEST 2008

Me again,

    I'm happy to report that the new attempt (with TL2007 env. vars 
removed) worked: no virtual memory problems, all the formats are built.
     As a bonus, it was  much faster : the automated choice of mirror 
was better, this time (distrib-coffee.ipsl  instead of inria).

   So, Phil's  hint seems to have done the trick.

   I know it's way too late to ask to modify the installer, so that it 
warns the user if "old" envir vars are set, but I might suggest to make 
this warning really visible, on internet's doc: I must not be the only 
one who will updgrade from 2007 to 2008.

Thanks to all,


Bruno Piguet a écrit :
> Thanks for your help.
>   I've just tried the same full installation, on the very same same
> machine, running mandriva 2008.1 (as a standard user), It just needed a
> few hours less (11h instead of 13, I don't think the difference is
> significant), and completed OK.
>  So, the time is due to my configuration.
>  Regarding the virtual memory problem, I'm going to switch to windows,
> and have another try without "old" ?TL2007 environnement variables (As
> Phil suggested).
>   Anyway, when the time will come to do real installations, I think I'll
> stick to DVD images, or a local mirror (wget and/or rsync).
>   Thanks for all your work,
> Bruno.

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