[tex-live] TL2008 in Windows

Gregor Zimmermann gregor.zimmermann at physik.uni-leipzig.de
Fri Jun 20 16:58:48 CEST 2008

Hi all,

the following things came up during a first test of TL2008 on a newly 
installed Windows XP Pro (in chronological order):

1. The installer seems to add 84 to the total number of collections 
after each time the macro or language options are opened&closed. This 
gives rather strange output (84 collections of 336) although everything 
is selected for installation.

2. The TL Manager is not working (at least in this VM). I get the message:

C:\texlive\2008\bin\win32>syntax error at 
tlmgrgui/tlmgrgui-real.pl line 117, near "}"
Compilation failed in require at 
tlmgrgui.pl line 58.

3. There seems to be no DVI-Viewer for Windows installed or an the DVD 
although there is a reference to dviout in the preferences of texdoc.

(4.) Is there some icon, that could be used to have nice looking links 
to the .bat files (i.e. texdoc and tlmgr)?

Best Regards,

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