[tex-live] w32transplant beta

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Tue Nov 16 19:13:05 CET 2010

Hi list

my first version of w32transplant is available via


it seems to be able to integrate a TL installation copied from one PC to 
another. Please test it. For now I've tested it on Win 7.

There seems to be a slight issue with the general TL uninstaller, on 
several occasions it has left files and directories behind. (observed 
with both the uninstaller istalled by w32transplant and with the one 
installed by the net installer).

On at least two occasions said that texmf-dist/bibtex/bib as not empty, 
it was empty after closer inspection later on. And several more 
examples. There were more example of these non-empty folder messages.

BTW: in the command prompt where  w32transplant is running, what is the 
best methond to write a message to the user? I'd like to write something 

"Integrating transplanted TeX Live installation, this may take a little 
while, please wait"

BTW2: I assume the uninstaller is using the TLPDB to know which files to 
remove. How can we add files to this? Such that if for example one added 
w32transplat to TL before creating the donor ZIP, then one could get the 
uninstaller to remember to remove it if the user wanted to uninstall TL 
later on.



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