[tex-live] Texlive installation hangs on Vista

kap4lin kap4lin at gmail.com
Sun Jan 10 20:30:24 CET 2010

On Fri, Jan 8, 2010 at 9:27 PM, T T <t34www at googlemail.com> wrote:
> 2010/1/8 kap4lin <kap4lin at gmail.com>:
>>>> 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?
>> Yes, that is the case.
> [snip]
>> D:running postaction=install for dviout.win32
>> C:\Users\Public\DOWNLO~1\INSTAL~1\INSTAL~1\install-tl: mkdir(//)
>> failed, goodbye: Permission denied
> Well, not quite. It tries to create // directory and chokes on it
> obviously. My guess is that USERPROFILE is set to a network location

Yes!! These are on a different public server server...

> and our code mishandles network paths. If that's the case than I know
> how to fix it. It would be great if you could confirm that. Just start
> regedit, navigate to:
>  HKCU/software/microsoft/windows/currentversion/explorer/shell folders
> and tell me what's under Programs key.

\\publicserver\profiles$\kap4lin\start menu\Programs

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