[tex-live] Testing and Upgrading on Windows

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at cybercomm.nl
Tue Jun 28 22:55:12 CEST 2011

On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 02:53:48PM +0200, texlive.jlists at spamgourmet.com wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Norbert Preining - preining at logic.at
> [Dominic] I know that there will be a DVD. But my intention was to help and
> test and not to sit and watch. - And this kind of comment my irony was
> referring to...
> > 
> > Become a member of a TeX user group, and you will most probably get the
> > TeX Collection DVD which includes TeX Live. No need to download anything.
> [Dominic] I really got the impression that you are not that keen on
> additional testers (on a specific platform?)... But never mind. I did some
> test installs and the installation had glitches - so it was a good thing in
> the end to do the installation again.

We are about at final freeze. Any new fixes now won't make it to
the dvd, but after release fixes can be applied to the net
installer and other components.

> Firstly, installation *from* a path with spaces fails. Tl-install fails to
> find xz (probably perl as well - I could not determine which perl got used
> in the end.) and thus fails to extract the downloaded containers.

I could not reproduce this. Are you sure the zipfile got unpacked

> On a second attempt, from a path without spaces, installation got until
> tlperl and there failed as
> Installing [856/931, time/total: 44:41/49:35]: tlgs.win32 [10574k]
> Installing [857/931, time/total: 44:53/48:58]: tlperl.win32 [9055k]
> tar: Could not change access and modification times of tlpkg/tlperl:
> Permission denied
> untar: untarring C:\Programs\Documents\TeXLive\2011\temp\tlperl.win32.tar
> failed  (in C:\Programs\Documents\TeXLive\2011)
> untarring C:\Programs\Documents\TeXLive\2011\temp\tlperl.win32.tar failed,
> stopping install.
> Installation failed.
> Rerunning the installer will try to restart the installation.
> Or you can restart by running the installer with:
>   install-tl.bat --profile installation.profile [EXTRA-ARGS]
> Writing log file to current working directory.
> Press any key to continue . . .

We are familiar with random `Permission denied' errors on Windows
and are still at a loss what to do about them.

>  Welcome to TeX Live!
> D:Remove temporary downloaded containers...
> Can't unlink file
> C:/Programs/Documents/TeXLive/2011/temp/tlperl.win32.tar.xz: Permission
> denied at
> C:/Users/Dominic/Downloads/Downloaded/Documents/TeXLive/install-tl-20110627/
> tlpkg/TeXLive/TLUtils.pm line 830.
> Can't remove directory C:/Programs/Documents/TeXLive/2011/temp: Directory
> not empty at
> C:/Users/Dominic/Downloads/Downloaded/Documents/TeXLive/install-tl-20110627/
> tlpkg/TeXLive/TLUtils.pm line 810.
> D:Profile written to
> C:/Programs/Documents/TeXLive/2011/tlpkg/texlive.profile
> Logfile: C:/Programs/Documents/TeXLive/2011/install-tl.log
> Press any key to continue . . .
> There seems to be some race-condition. To avoid these, I think an option is
> to use some directory inside %TEMP% (eg. %TEMP%/texlive) as location for
> temporary files instead of some place within %programsdir%. 

Why do you think this might help? This is a real question, not an
attempt at sarcasm.

Siep Kroonenberg

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