[tex-live] help TeX-Live portable

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at cybercomm.nl
Tue Jul 5 21:39:51 CEST 2011

On Tue, Jul 05, 2011 at 06:10:43PM +0000, Ch m wrote:
> De at r Friend (s). I hate to have to bother you. But after reading hundred of pages and blogs and FAQs I haven't been able to make TexLive works.Once downloaded and followed guidelines posted in http://tug.org/texlive/portable.html regarding home definitions, I got read,this the output I got when run "install-tl -portable"  TL E:\PortableApps\Tex-Live\2010>install-tl -portable
> PATH=E:\PortableApps\Tex-Live\2010\tlpkg\tlperl\bin;C:\WINDOWS\system32;C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wbem;C:\Archivos de programa\Archivos comunes\Ulead Systems\MPEG;C:\Archivos de programa\Archivos comunes\DivX Shared\;C:\Archivos de programa\QuickTime\QTSystem\;E:\PortableApps\Tex Live\2010\bin\win32Installing TeX Live 2010 from: E:/PortableApps/Tex-Live/2010Platform: win32 => 'Windows'Distribution: live (uncompressed)Directory for temporary files: C:/DOCUME~1/silver/CONFIG~1/TempLoading E:/PortableApps/Tex-Live/2010/tlpkg/texlive.tlpdbCannot open 'E:/PortableApps/Tex-Live/2010/tlpkg/installer/texlive.png' in mode'r' at E:\PortableApps\Tex-Live\2010\tlpkg\tlperl\lib/Tk/Image.pm line 21.Presione una tecla para continuar . . .TL E:\PortableApps\Tex-Live\2010>I would appreciate so much you could give me a clue on what I did wrong, please.Txe.

I think you are trying to install from an installed system.

Instead, try double-clicking
E:\PortableApps\Tex-Live\2010\tl-portable.bat.  This will give you a
command prompt from which you can run latex etc.

Or wait for the next release, which has a fancier portable option.

Siep Kroonenberg

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