[tex-live] Messed up TL installation

Haines Brown haines at histomat.net
Fri Oct 28 15:00:38 CEST 2011

On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 08:15:17AM +0900, Norbert Preining wrote:
> Hi,
> On Do, 27 Okt 2011, Haines Brown wrote:
> > > That should install TL2009 again (BUT DON'T MIND THAT!!) and you should
> > > get a fixed installation.
> > 
> > I followed these directions without any problem.
> Good.

> As said, there would have been no need to have re-installed everything,
> the above chown would have made it available to you.
> Probably you now have two copies, one under /usr/local/texlive/2011,
> and one under ~/texlive/2011.
> If you only use the one in ~/texlive/2011, you can delete the one in 
> /usr/local

I find that the installation failed: 

  Downloading http://ftp.math.purdue.edu/mirrors/ctan.org/systems/\
    texlive/tlnet/archive/impatient-fr.tar.xz did not succeed.
  Installation failed.
  Rerunning the installer will try to restart the installation.
  Or you can restart by running the installer with:
    install-tl --profile installation.profile [EXTRA-ARGS]
  Writing install-tl.log in current working directory.
  Segmentation fault

I don't know what this "impatient-fr" is. Certainly a lot did download 
from the archive. I can run the installer again and see after the five 
hours or so if I get the same message, but I'd rather know what 

The log had this:

  Loading http://ftp.math.purdue.edu/mirrors/ctan.org/systems/texlive/tlnet/tlpkg$
  Installing TeX Live 2011 from: http://ftp.math.purdue.edu/mirrors/ctan.org/syst$
  Platform: i386-linux => 'Intel x86 with GNU/Linux'
  Distribution: net  (downloading)
  Using URL: http://ftp.math.purdue.edu/mirrors/ctan.org/systems/texlive/tlnet
  Directory for temporary files: /tmp

My /tmp directory is huge.

  Installing [1022/2361, time/total: 01:42:55/04:14:32]: hyphen-interlingua [1k]
  Installing [1023/2361, time/total: 01:

Ouch. This is where the log stops. I'll bet the break point was 
"impatient-fr". This says installation stopped before two hours. I'm 
about to rerun installation, but it will have to run when I'm out of 
town for a few days.

Haines Brown

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