[tex-live] Report from Windows XP: Pretest TeX Live 2009

Pavel Striz striz at fame.utb.cz
Fri Oct 23 16:35:01 CEST 2009

Good afternoon TeX Live developers, this is my report on testing version 

First of all, we thank you for this installer, it's pretty cool.

I've downloaded http://ftp.cstug.cz/pub/tex/tlnet/install-tl.zip. Worked 
I unzipped it. No problem.
I run "install-tl.bat -repository http://ftp.cstug.cz/pub/tex/tlnet/". No 
problem. The install-tl-advanced.bat file worked also well.
Installation (downloading files) was slightly slower but everything went 
I only noticed that the text on the thank you pane moved too much to the 
right side. I have already informed Mr. Madr who is working on the Czech 
translation. However, it might be useful to check all other languages. I am 
enclosing the evidence with missing Czech words as texlive.png. :-)

A general question: Are you considering to extend TeX Live to be able to 
install all/some other tools and packages available from the www.ctan.org 

After that, I was working on setting LuaTeX in ConTeXt. Notes from this part 

I needed to install Ruby.
I set "HOMETEXMF     = C:/temp" in texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf.
I created /texmf/web2c/texmfcnf.lua filled with "return { TEXMFCACHE = 
'C:/temp' }".

Because of "ctxtools --update" I had to download the latest LuaTeX binaries 
(version 0.46).
That was 6 files from 

The ctxtools script was asking for 0.43 version or newer (noticed from the 
log file). Pretest TeX Live contains version 0.40. The problem was that it 
took me some time to figure this problem out. The log file is sort of huge 
and it is not obvious for the first time what's wrong.

That's all! Good luck with the TeX-Collection 2009!

Pavel Striz

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