[tex-live] tl09 release status: coming up
P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Fri Oct 9 10:00:53 CEST 2009
Norbert Preining wrote:
> Sorry, I have NO idea what the problem is. In fact I am sorry, but
> probably we should write:
> Using rsync on Windows can create strange problems and we
> have no idea how they could be fixed.
> Sorry, I am Linux guy, and do my testing in a virtualbox, never thought
> about using rsync on windows.
OK, but let us leave out the issue of Rsync; what about
the fact that under Windows/XP, the presence of the
.manifest file prevents access to "Install-TL.bat"
(as confirmed by removal of the .manifest file), and
that even when the .manifest file is removed, the
installation fails with a further "Access is denied"
message when attempting to launch PERL, for which there
is also a .manifest file which, if removed, allows access
to PERL.exe ?
And what about the fact that even when these two .manifest
files are removed, installation aborts at :
> H:\TeX\Live\2009\Mirror>perl "H:\TeX\Live\2009\Mirror\install-tl"
-location . -g
> ui perltk
> Can't load
> module Win32::API: load_file:Access is denied at
> tlperl\lib/DynaLoader.pm line 230.
> at H:/TeX/Live/2009/Mirror/tlpkg/TeXLive/TLWinGoo.pm line 130
> Compilation failed in require at
> pm line 130.
> BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at
> Goo.pm line 141.
> Compilation failed in require at H:\TeX\Live\2009\Mirror\install-tl
It seems to me that moving to release status is still somewhat
premature for Windows users, who numerically exceed Linux users
by a substantial ratio.
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