[tex-live] slight glitch on windows

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Thu Jul 12 13:20:29 CEST 2012

Siep Kroonenberg wrote, On 2012-07-12 13:12:
> On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 12:31:46PM +0200, Lars Madsen wrote:
>> I just did a test installation of TL12 on Windows 7
>> I notice there is a tool in the TeX Live 2012 menu called
>> TeX Live command line
>> If I open that tool
>> it is a standard command prompt, but the title of the window is still
>> TeX Live 2011
> This has been noted and should be fixed soon.


>> BTW: are we still having these random perl crashes on Win XP, where
>> the perl interpreter crashed during the TL installation
>> A user reported problems on her Win XP home edition.
>> Are we any closer to know why this happens? My Win 7 test laptop
>> installed TL12 without a hitch in ~45min
> If you get a dialog `Perl has stopped working' then there is a button
> for viewing particulars. You can even copy and paste the displayed
> text to an editor, at least on w7.
> I got the perl has stopped working problem on a w7 virtual machine.
> In this particular case the problem was with Tk, the GUI module but
> that was all I could figure out.

The interesting thing is that we never see this on our test win pcs. 
Only 'real life' pcs.

Some posts on the web have suggested using a different type of perl.

It is just anoying, specially we this is what I recommend to all users: 
install TL.


/Lars Madsen
DK-TUG President
Maintainer of memoir and the mh bundle

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