[tex-live] Bug in Windows Installer of install-tl-20131219

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at cybercomm.nl
Fri Dec 20 12:45:49 CET 2013

On Thu, Dec 19, 2013 at 06:31:03PM +0100, Laurent Schmalen wrote:
>  Hi TeXlive community,
> I just downloaded the latest as of today TeXlive distribution with Windows Installer and there seems to be a bug in the install-tl.bat script. 
> After execution the script is unable to find the executable "perl". Changing "perl" to "perl.exe"  in line 53 resolves the issue (as the perl executable in tlpkg\tlperl\bin is called perl.exe and not perl).
> Best regards,
> Laurent

This is the first such report that we get. Before we add the .exe
extension, a few of questions:

- What is the value of PATHEXT ? (Type
  echo %PATHEXT%
  in a command-prompt)
- What version of Windows are you running?
- Is this a private machine or a work-provided one, on which IT may
  have imposed all sorts of weird restrictions?

However, I am really just groping in the dark as to why a bare `perl'
should not work on your system.

Siep Kroonenberg

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