[tex-live] install-tl vs win7 64-bit

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Tue Oct 30 15:40:53 CET 2012

Just a fast observation since I was at my office for a meeting (I'm officially back tommorow)

I grabbed  the latest install-tl.zip

Added '-d' inside install-tl.bat

In the debugger I tried just typing 'c' to make it continue

then it does not crash

Who compiles the perl version shipped with the installer? Could someone recompile it for testing such that the -D 
option is available?

More observations later

/Lars Madsen
Institut for Matematik / Department of Mathematics
Aarhus Universitet / Aarhus University
Mere info: http://au.dk/daleif@imf / More information: http://au.dk/en/daleif@imf

From: tex-live [tex-live-bounces at tug.org] on behalf of Siep Kroonenberg [siepo at cybercomm.nl]
Sent: 21 October 2012 18:22
To: tex-live at tug.org
Subject: Re: [tex-live] install-tl vs win7 64-bit

On Sun, Oct 21, 2012 at 10:43:23AM +0000, Lars Madsen wrote:
> Never having worked with a debugger, how do we do that under windows?
> /Lars Madsen

Perl has a built-in debugger: just add -d to the Perl command-line:

perl "%~dpn0" %*


perl -d "%~dpn0install-tl" %*

if the batchfile got a new name.

In the debugger, type the letter h for help. Or go to

Warning: I never got far debugging GUI programs this way.

Siep Kroonenberg

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