[tex-live] PS_View

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Fri Mar 26 12:57:00 CET 2010

On 26 March 2010 11:16, Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk> wrote:
> 1) From "Start TL Installer (Advanced)", I see nothing on the
> main "Install-TL" window that suggests that the system is
> going to interfere with a pre-installed Adobe Acrobat :
> there is no mention of PS_view, and under "Change file
> assocations", "Only new" is pre-selected, yet somehow the
> TL Installer ignored my previous association with Adobe
> Acrobat 7 and replaced it with PS_view.

Which revision of the installer was used? There was a bug fix related
to this (rev. 16316 from 2009/12/06). When installing as a nornal
users, the system wide associations (in HKLM hive) were not respected.
Did you try Manuel's advice (tlmgr postinstall remove fileassoc
tlpsv.win32)? This should help in this case.

> 2) There is no obvious uninstall route for PS_view,
> as reported in the previous message in this thread.

I don't see any arch type packages in the gui, so I suspect Nortbert
filters them to reduce the clutter (in which case tlpsv.win32 would be
hidden since there is no corresponding tlpsv package). Norbert, am I

> 3) It was not possible to revert to the previous Adobe
> Acrobat settings because they had been irrevocably
> discarded.  I would have to install Adobe Acrobat for
> a second time in order to be sure that the settings were
> as Adobe intended and as they had originally been.

They may be still there in the the HKLM registry hive, but simply
overridden by the ones in HKCU (if you installed Acrobat as admin and
TL as non-admin).

> I do not think that installing TeX Live should interfere
> with pre-existing non-TeX installations.

It shouldn't and if it does, then we have a bug, but please check with
the current installer before making conclusions.



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