[tex-live] Texlive installation hangs on Vista

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Thu Jan 7 13:59:08 CET 2010

2010/1/7 Andreas Hirsch <nishni_nowgorod at gaponline.de>:
> Hi!
> quoting kap4lin, [07.01.2010 04:21 +0100]:
>> Hi,
>> I am trying to install TL 2009 on Vista using the
>> install-tl-advanced.bat. I uncheck the languages that are not
>> required, toggle letter-paper to yes, toggle registry path to No,
>> toggle, file associations to No, and hit the install button. After all
>> the downloading the installer hangs at the following:
>> running packages specific postactions
>> and nothing happens after that. The log file is practically empty.
>> The attached image is with default specs (other than the path). Any clue?
> as marked in your screenshot I suppose that the path to your MikTeX-perl
> could be the problem ...

No, that's not a problem with MikTeX-perl. The
install-tl[-advanced].bat wrapper makes sure that the installer uses
our Perl.

The output in command prompt suggest a problem in the menu group
(directory) creation. Most likely there is no write access there. My
guess would be that the installer runs in the user mode but tries to
create shortcuts for all users (requires admin). No idea why this
could happen, though. Siep, Norbert, any ideas?

@kap4lin: It might be useful to see the full output from the command
prompt. You could run the installer from the command line and redirect
its output to file:

  install-tl-advanced.bat > install-texlive.log

and send us the resulting file. To cut down on installation time, you
can install only the minimal set of packages. On a more general note:
you need TL binaries on the path before MiKTeX's ones for things to
work (you can use tl-portable.bat and start programs from the command
line if you don't want to set this permanently).



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