[tex-live] Tex-live unable to install in Solaris 10 x386

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Wed Sep 2 10:44:12 CEST 2009

Again me:

On Di, 01 Sep 2009, Blai Bonet wrote:
>   Installing [1057/1550, time/total: 40:07/01:55:17]: pgf [3368k]
>   tar: ././@LongLink: typeflag 'L' not recognized, converting to regular file
>   untarring /usr/local/texlive/2008/temp/pgf.tar failed, please retry
>   Un-tarring /usr/local/texlive/2008/temp/pgf.tar did not succeed.
>   Installation failed.
>   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]
>   running post install action for bin-texdoc
>   running post install action for bin-texlive

How on earth did the program continue here???

The code says:
	if (!install_packages(...)) {
	  do the warning about INstallation failed and rerunning
	  flushlog();   which does nothing but echoing out the log file
so you should never arrive at the post actions?!

Very strange.

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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