[tex-live] No errors during virgin install

Staszek Wawrykiewicz staw at gust.org.pl
Fri Sep 5 01:43:24 CEST 2008

On Thu, 4 Sep 2008, Philip TAYLOR wrote:

> Staszek Wawrykiewicz wrote:
> > Do you mean output in cmd window or install-tl.log file?
> > My install-tl.log contains more messages for all postinstall things.
> Ah, from the CMD window; perhaps that should contain,
> as a closing remark, "See <wherever>\install-tl.log
> for further details". [1]

Phil, that's you who asked for putting that output into install-tl.log :-)
In my opinion there are already too much messages on-screen, so we have 
the TeX Live Guide for that.
> > Very strange: you are the system administrator and you cannot write?!
> Couldn't even execute !

So which priviledges you have as the system administrator? Bizarre!
On my win xp (as sysadmin) I can write everywhere, the same on linux.
> > Is that vista or xp? I really hate windows for all those madness.

Sorry, you didn't answer my question: vista or xp? 

> Well, I really hate certain other operating systems
> for their case sensitivity and meaningless command names :-)

I don't want to start such discussion, but windows are half-way (horror!)
in that, eg. i can run: ren BlaBla.tex bLAbLA.TEX and dir (or ls) will
show me a new name :-)

>   fc-cache: failed
So we again prooved that. For some misterious reason fc-cache fails
*during* installation. That problem was already discussed with Akira,
Jonathan and others, but as far nobody knows why it fails.
Running fc-cache *after* installation is recommended and such information
will appear on TeX Live bugs page (thanks to Karl).

Anyway, can somebody investigate that, please? Something wrong with
running fc-cache as sub-sub process on Windows?

Staszek Wawrykiewicz
StaW at gust.org.pl

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