[tex-live] install-tl.bat breaks in some cases

Dan Luecking luecking at uark.edu
Tue Jul 7 00:20:03 CEST 2009

The following lines from instal-tl.bat (TL 2009) causes
problems on my computers (work and home).

   rem Now check for Windows NT which is also not supported
   ver | find "NT"
   if not errorlevel 1 goto WinNT

First problem:
  - I have a different program named find.exe (a unix-like
    utility) ahead of the system program find.exe. This
    generates an error.

I corrected that and the second problem surfaced:
  - Since I do nearly all my computing from a 4NT command
    prompt, "NT" is part of the output of ver, even though
    the system is Windows XP and not Windows NT.

These were no more than a minor annoyance for me, but it might
be worth changing the code that detects WinNT.

After deleting those lines, the installation proceeded smoothly.
It took about an hour at the office (direct internet connection)
and about 3 hours at home (DSL).


Daniel H. Luecking
Department of Mathematical Sciences
University of Arkansas
"Dubito ergo cogito, cogito ergo sum" --Descartes

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