[tex-live] pretest: install hangs (was re: path not set)

Joel C. Salomon joelcsalomon at gmail.com
Tue Jul 7 19:24:32 CEST 2009

Just tried a new install of TL’09 pretest this morning under Windows
Vista.  Install command was
>	C:\…\install-tl>install-tl-advanced -location ../tlnet
I made a local mirror yesterday, and checked this morning if
install-tl.zip had been updated since then (it hadn’t).

After it installed the packages and began the post-install, it gave me
this error message:

>	running path adjustment actions
>	Tk::Error: setenv_reg: mode 'system' only available for admin at
C:/…/install-tl/tlpkg/TeXLive/TLWinGoo.pm line 405.
>	 TeXLive::TLWinGoo::setenv_reg at
C:/…/install-tl/tlpkg/TeXLive/TLWinGoo.pm line 405
>	 TeXLive::TLWinGoo::adjust_reg_path_for_texlive at
C:/…/install-tl/tlpkg/TeXLive/TLWinGoo.pm line 505
>	 main::do_path_adjustments at C:\…\install-tl\install-tl line 807
>	 main::do_postinst_stuff at C:\…\install-tl\install-tl line 765
>	 main::do_installation at C:\…\install-tl\install-tl line 581
>	 main::installation_window at
C:/…/install-tl/tlpkg/installer/install-menu-perltk.pl line 362
>	 main::__ANON__ at
C:/…/install-tl/tlpkg/installer/install-menu-perltk.pl line 305
>	 Tk callback for .frame.frame.frame1.frame.button
>	 Tk::__ANON__ at C:\…\install-tl\tlpkg\tlperl\lib/Tk.pm line 247
>	 Tk::Button::butUp at C:\…\install-tl\tlpkg\tlperl\lib/Tk/Button.pm
>	 line 111
>	 <ButtonRelease-1>
>	 (command bound to event)

(I snipped the full path for clarity.)

The first line, “running path adjustment actions”, is there in the GUI
window, leaving me the option to wait or press “Cancel”.  I think I
missed this before; it’s likely been the cause of other post-install
actions not happening.

—Joel Salomon

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