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

Denis Bitouzé dbitouze at wanadoo.fr
Mon Feb 24 23:29:18 CET 2014

Le lundi 24/02/14 à 17h53,
Siep Kroonenberg <siepo at cybercomm.nl> a écrit :

> I did a minimal single-user install


> under w8.1 and had no trouble.

Sigh... ;)

> At that line the installer tries to create a file. Apparently it has
> no problems creating the directory:
> 1403 mkdirhier( $tlpod );
> 1404 open(TMP,">$tlpod/".$tlpobj->name.".tlpobj") ||
> 1405   die "$0: open tlpobj " . $tlpobj->name . "failed: $!";
> Maybe a timing problem? You could test this by inserting `sleep 1;'
> after mkdirhier.

Well, one second added for each (I guess) one of the 2791 packages to be
installed: what a sooooo slow install... ;)

But you're right: that did the trick!

I guess hard coding this extra sleep wouldn't be the best solution to
this problem. Do you see a more clever solution?

> Is the hd an ssd?

HD, I guess.


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