[tex-live] Error at installing TeX-Live 2008 on Ubuntu

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Wed Jul 8 23:24:29 CEST 2009

On Mi, 08 Jul 2009, Max Strobel wrote:
> Installing [0692/1719, time/total: 06:49/10:37]: footnpag [61k]
> Installing [0693/1719, time/total: 06:51/10:40]: forarray [260k]
> Installing [0694/1719, time/total: 06:57/10:50]: forloop [73k]
> Installing [0695/1719, time/total: 07:20/11:26]: formlett [53k]
> Installing [0696/1719, time/total: 07:24/11:32]: formula [23k]
> Downloading http://mirror.ctan.org/systems/texlive/tlnet/2008/archive/formula.doc.tar.lzma did not succeed.

That is bad.

> Rerunning the installer will try to restart the installation.
> Or you can restart by running the installer with:
>   install-tl --profile installation.profile [EXTRA-ARGS]

Here it should have stopped, bummer, somehow that one got lost. That is
a deadly error...

> Cannot open /usr/local/texlive/2008/texmf/tex/generic/config/language.us at tlpkg/TeXLive/TLUtils.pm line 1634.

A usual consequence of the fact that the installation hasn't finished.

> I tried three times to reinstall it, but every time it's the same error.
> Could anyone say me what the error means?

Did you restart the installation, or initialized a complete new

If you did restart (as given by install-tl above message), did it
continue or did it break always at the same package?

Best wishes


Dr. Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at>        Vienna University of Technology
Debian Developer <preining at debian.org>                         Debian TeX Group
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