[tex-live] windows multiple tl versions

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Wed Dec 28 20:29:45 CET 2011

On 2011-12-28 at 11:58:07 +0100, Martin Schröder wrote:

 > 2011/12/26 Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org>:
 > > Do any conflicts result?
 > Normally not.
 > But see http://tex.stackexchange.com/q/39407/5763

This is not specific to Windows and won't work on Unix neither.

You can invoke a program which is not in PATH by specifying the whole
path on the command line if, and only if, this program doesn't invokes
other programs.

We always recommend not do so but set PATH properly.

A good solution is to create a batch file which sets environment
variables locally and starts a new shell.

Siep wrote such a batch file in order to run TL from a USB stick.  It
can easily be adapted in order to run old versions of TL.


Reinhard Kotucha                                      Phone: +49-511-3373112
Marschnerstr. 25
D-30167 Hannover                              mailto:reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Microsoft isn't the answer. Microsoft is the question, and the answer is NO.

More information about the tex-live mailing list