[tex-live] Install failed on Windows 8 (*.win32 packages involved)

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Sun Apr 20 00:08:13 CEST 2014

    > If you have, it tries 100 times with delay from 0.01sec to 1 sec.

Does it actually fix the problem?  The quoting is hard to follow, but I
gather Siep was doubtful that it was really a timing issue in the first

At any rate, I am unenthused about this kludge, but ok (supposing it
does fix it), I suppose there is no alternative, since the real problem,
whatever it is, is evidently undebuggable.  Sigh.

I see Time::HiRes was a core module in Perl at least in 5.8.0 (2002) if
not earlier, so that should be ok.

I'll install (something like) it if you say it does fix the problem.  I
would be tempted to think that sleeping for .1 seconds and trying for up
to 10 seconds would be more likely to overcome the problem in general.
But whatever you think is best.


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