[tex-live] [install-tl] Limitation on length of installation path?

Vladimir Lomov lomov.vl at gmail.com
Fri Sep 7 09:14:49 CEST 2012


I played with installation of TL into `~' and faced with strange
"limitation" of `install-tl':

if I set installation path (TEXDIR) to
which is expanded to
installation goes fine, but when I tried to use
(expanded to
) 'install-tl' warns me:

!! The default location as given below is forbidden or
!! can't be written to.
!! Either change the destination directory using <1> or create it
!! outside this script.

After I created that directory manually and returned to main menu
installation process goes without problem.

Also, removing either `local' or `texlive' (i.e. setting installation path to
) allows to install TL without manual intervetion.

Is this intended limitation?

OS: Fedora 17, i686, in VirtualBox

WBR, Vladimir Lomov

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