[tex-live] report: testing installation on windows vista

Andreas Hirsch nishni_nowgorod at gaponline.de
Fri Apr 10 09:56:42 CEST 2009

quoting T T, [06.03.2009 21:43 +0100]:
> 2009/3/6 Andreas Hirsch <afj at gmx.org>:
>> The TeX-Live files are splittet into C:\programme\texlive (as desired)
>> and into C:\program [with missing 'texlive']
> Thanks for your report. This happened to me as well on XP in VM, so
> I'm not sure if this is Vista specific issue. The thing is that I
> can't reproduce this behaviour to pinpoint the problem. It seems to
> happen randomly.
> If this happens to you again, it would be very helpful, if could send
> us any install log files you can find right after such a failed
> installation. (It would be even better if could find a way to
> reproduce this behaviour).

As far as we can assess, the problem occurs always if the first try
breaks and you choose 'continuing last installation'.

So the decided to use c:\texlive as installation folder an this works
properly (unfortunately this installation wents through without break so
we could not test 'continuing' - but we believe that for this folder the
problems don't exist).

After this, we strongly recommend to change the standard-installtion
from C:\program files\ to C:\texlive


Andreas Hirsch
Klarweinstr. 5a
82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen
++49 8821 947477
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