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

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at cybercomm.nl
Tue Jul 7 23:49:49 CEST 2009

On Tue, Jul 07, 2009 at 10:38:16PM +0200, Norbert Preining wrote:
> On Di, 07 Jul 2009, Joel C. Salomon wrote:
> > 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.
> ?? Sorry, I am having no idea about "can be *elevated*"? Our test is
> whether the registry part of
> LocalMachine/system/CurrentControlset/Control/Session Manager/Environment
> can be opened in read-write mode.
> The strange thing is that the error message you got is triggered by the
> very same test for being-admin-or-not as everything else. So I do not
> understand why it returned once true and once false.
> Pity that I don't have a Vista virtual machine for testing ... 
> Best wishes
> Norbert

On Vista, even an admin has to expressly ask for admin privileges.

On my tests, the installer did a non-admin install under Vista if I
didn't ask for those privileges. Install-tl.log:
D:Switching to non-admin mode due to explict user request!

Siep Kroonenberg

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