[tex-live] pretest: Windows shortcuts not created, path not set

Philipp Stephani st_philipp at yahoo.de
Mon Jul 6 21:30:03 CEST 2009

Joel C. Salomon schrieb:
> Joel C. Salomon wrote:
>> 2009/7/5 Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at>:
>>> On So, 05 Jul 2009, Joel C. Salomon wrote:
>>>> I just installed TL’09 pretest under Windows Vista.  I recall choosing
>>>> the option to add TeX programs to the Path, but it did not happen.
>>>> Also, no Start Menu folder was created.
>>> Hmm, did you run the program as admin user?
>> TL ’08 installs just fine as non-admin, including itself on the
>> per-user path and Start menu.
> I only just noticed the '-no-admin' opyion to install-tl.  I'll try it
> again & report back.

Having a switch is fine, but it would be preferable to choose this
automatically instead of failing without notice. The install script
should check in advance if it has write access to the All Users' Start
Menu folder and the Local Machine hive, and warn the user in the
negative case.

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