[tex-live] Impossible to the make TL GUI window short: very annoying!

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Thu May 24 23:47:07 CEST 2012

On 2012-05-24 at 20:29:22 +0100, Philip TAYLOR wrote:

 > I have steered well clear of getting involved in TL 2012 testing,
 > but as a responsible Windows advocate I recognise my responsibility
 > to participate in testing when requested.  If you can reassure me
 > that installing TL 2012 will in no way compromise my ability
 > to run TL 2011 unchanged, if you can send brief instructions
 > for performing a network installation, and if you can outline
 > exactly what it is you would like tested, I will be happy to
 > oblige (at least, in my Win-7 32-bit Sandbox VM).

Hi Phil,
by default you can have different TL releases installed at the same
time.  They don't interfere.  But AFAIR you modified the directory
structure on your machine(s).  If true, I recommend to check the paths
in the directories menu carefully before pressing the install button.
But I assume that with a modified directory structure it's even more
unlikely to clobber an existing installation.

If all you did was to replace "texlive" by "TeX/Live", then I don't
expect problems.  If you changed the location of texmf-local, you have
to adapt the top-level texmf.cnf file accordingly afterwards, just as
you did last year.  Otherwhile your private files won't be found.

If you're still unsure, have enough time and disk space, you can make
a backup before.  TeX Live provides bin/win32/zip.exe already.  I've
heard that some muesli eaters believe that making backups occasionally
is a good idea...


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