[tex-live] Bugs in install-tl for win32

Daniel Luecking luecking at uark.edu
Fri Jun 27 00:00:33 CEST 2008

----- Original Message -----
From: Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at>
Date: Wednesday, June 25, 2008 2:57 pm
Subject: Re: [tex-live] Bugs in install-tl for win32
To: Dan Luecking <luecking at uark.edu>
Cc: texlive at tug.org

> Hi Dan,
> please stay on list, not only I can help ...
> On Mi, 25 Jun 2008, Dan Luecking wrote:
> > I then tried after removing perl, lzma, tar, wget and TeXLive2007
> > from my path:
> > 
> > This time the process was amazingly slow. About 25 minutes to
> > complete. I am still seeing: "tar : File not found in archive".
> That sounds already quite interesing. Could it be that your tar 
> does not
> support some options? Can you send me the output of tar --help and tar
> --version?

You misunderstand. There was no difference in the outcome whether I left my 
tar in PATH or removed it.  These messages occured whenever I used install-tl 
without an -url option. My guess is install-ltl always manages to use the supplied 

Still, problems with previously installed versions of software in windows can be 
minimized in two ways:
 1. When PATH is modified, put the new directory(ies) on the *front*. This
    is already violated by install-tl.bat
 2. When possible, call programs by explicit path. (However, one cannot be sure in 
    that case what happens if those programs call further programs.)


Mathematical Sciences
University of Arkansas

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