[tex-live] Texlive installation hangs on Vista

T T t34www at googlemail.com
Wed Jan 13 18:53:48 CET 2010

Hi Kap4Lin,

Thanks for investigating this problem for me. The fix is in svn now
and should be available with the next round of updates.



2010/1/10 kap4lin <kap4lin at gmail.com>:
> 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
> HTH.
> --
> Regards
> Kap4Lin
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