[tex-live] tl09 release status: coming up

Joseph Wright joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk
Fri Oct 9 13:17:12 CEST 2009

Philip TAYLOR wrote:
> Dear Manuel (copy all) --
>> For the sake of symetry, I tried rsync from the DeltaCopy package by
>> Synametrics on my windows box (XP SP3) with
>> C:\tlnet>"c:\Program Files\Synametrics Technologies\DeltaCopy\rsync.exe"
>> -avz --delete --exclude=2008 --exclude=mactex*
>> rsync://guiling.fr/texlive/  .
>> I got the same error:
>> C:\tlnet>install-tl.bat
>> PATH=C:\tlnet\tlpkg\tlperl\bin;C:\WINDOWS\system32;C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wbem
>> Accès refusé.
>> (Last line is "access denied".)
> OK, but if you remove the .manifest file, access will
> be allowed.  I am uncertain at this stage as to whether
> the fundamental problem lies with Rsync (or the exact
> incantation used to launch it) or with the .manifest
> files, but bearing in mind that for TeX Live 2008 I was able to use
> Rsync without difficulty, I am more
> inclined to suspect the .manifest files.
> ** Phil.

The .manifest doesn't seem to make much difference to me. (Some Cygwin
stuff suggests it might have, though. Are you using the same version of
rsync in both cases?)

As is explained somewhere, the .manifest is to do with how Vista/Win7
"think" about files. (On the other hand, *why* are the TL team wanting
installation not to run as Administrator? The usual rule is install as
Admin, use as a non-privileged user. I don't quite get this.)
Joseph Wright

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