[tex-live] I am very angry now.

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Wed Jan 14 13:05:00 CET 2009

On Mi, 14 Jan 2009, Yue Wang wrote:
> During the deinstallation(just select deinstall from the control
> panel), texlive deleted not only itself, but also my own folders (like
> C:\Music\).
> I don't know why. I use windows XP. Where can I check the log file?

That is really strange, and I am much suprised. And sorry for you, I
hope that you had backups, I sincerely hope.

I checked the uninstaller and *cannot* find anything that could generate
that problem. We do the following:
- we start a perl script that removes the Win32 associations etc
- we remove the shortcuts in the Menu and the Desktop
- now comes the "dangerous" part:
  . we rmdir /s /q PATH/2008/texmf-dist, texmf-doc, texmf,
    readme-html.dir, readme-txt.dir, tlpkg, texmf-var, texmf-config,
    temp, tlpkg
  . some files
But we never do remove something else.

If you want to help us track that down, can you please:
- make the *very* same installation, especially the PATH where you
  installed TL to
- then send us the created file in 
  which does the job

Then we can check what has happened.

Thanks a lot!

Best wishes


Dr. Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at>        Vienna University of Technology
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