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

Joel C. Salomon joelcsalomon at gmail.com
Tue Jul 7 20:28:57 CEST 2009

Norbert Preining wrote:
> On Di, 07 Jul 2009, Joel C. Salomon wrote:
>> I made a local mirror yesterday, and checked this morning if
>> install-tl.zip had been updated since then (it hadn’t).
> Yeah, there was an hiccup tonight, tomorrow there should be quite some
> updates.

I’ll be waiting for them.

>>> 	Tk::Error: setenv_reg: mode 'system' only available for admin at
>> C:/…/install-tl/tlpkg/TeXLive/TLWinGoo.pm line 405.
> Ouchhh, that is strange, I will investigate.
> It is really strange since we call the setenv_reg code in "user" mode if
> you are not admin.
> When you started this, did you have admin rights or not?

No, nor did I use the -no-admin switch.  But my account is one that can
be “elevated”, so maybe the admin-detecting code is checking on the
wrong thing under Vista.

—Joel Salomon

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