[tex-live] pretest: texdoc problem

Uwe Siart uwe.siart at tum.de
Mon Jul 6 10:41:20 CEST 2009

Akira Kakuto <kakuto at fuk.kindai.ac.jp> writes:

> The CreateProcess() finds a file named "start" in the command PATH and
> tries to execute the file, failing with the error code 193.

You hit the bull's eye. On my path I have the file
"c:\Programme\msys\bin\start" with content

| #!/bin/sh
| # Copyright (C) 2002, Earnie Boyd
| #   mailto:earnie at users.sf.net
| # This file is part of Minimal SYStem.
| #   http://www.mingw.org/msys.shtml
| # File: start
| cmd //c start "$@"

texdoc works as soon as I rename this file.

Just wonder why the same does not interfere with TL2008. Position in
$PATH is the same. I just move "2009" to "2008".


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