[tex-live] (no subject)

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Wed Feb 18 09:31:47 CET 2009

Hi Steve,

On Di, 17 Feb 2009, Steve MC Han wrote:
> mktexlsr: Updated C:/Program/ls-R.
> mktexlsr: Done.
> pre-generating all format files (fmtutil-sys --all), be patient...done
> Logfile: C:/Program/install-tl.log
> Press any key to continue . . .

Looks fine ... any problems with that?

> If I press any key as it says, then the execution stops and the
> prompt window disappear. I tried more than once, but the results were
> the same. Obviously, the process is not done, but somehow Latex and
> Metapost work before turning off the PC.

How do you come to that conclusion??? It works, and as intended.

> But after I turned it on again, then the following message shows:
> There is a file or folder on your computer called "C:\Program" which could cause certain applications to not function correctly. Renaming it to "C:\Program1" would solve this problem. Would you like to rename it now?

Did you install to a directory with " " SPaces in the name like
	C:Program and Foobar\texlive

> I click yes and tried LaTex, then it no more woks. 

Well, you shouldn't have renamed it ... not very surprising. How do you
think can the binaries be found when you move them around arbitrarily.

What about  moving them to the wastebin and still expect them to work?
No, you shouldn't move them afterwards.

> WinEdt Diagnosis shows :
> Tex-Root not found :\TexLive

You cannot change the location of the installation AFTERWARDS!!!! Or
better you can, but you have to adjust loads of things (menu items, PATH
registry settings, ...). If you are not up to that, why do you play

> Can you understand the problem? Is there anyone who could succeeded with this method to install TexLive window version?

Please, simply remove anything TeX realted for now, then make a new
installation to
and DO NOT MOVE IT AROUND afterwards!

Best wishes


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