[tex-live] Install file of the TL should have unique name

Denis Bitouzé dbitouze at wanadoo.fr
Fri Jan 10 16:29:24 CET 2014

Le vendredi 10/01/14 à 12h58,
Siep Kroonenberg <siepo at cybercomm.nl> a écrit :

> We are going to change it, at least for the next release.

Nice, thanks! Do you plan to keep the 'install-tl' name for the (non
advanced) wizard?

> It involves only a minor change in the code of install-tl.bat.


> I agree that hiding extensions is a horrible misfeature - copied
> from Mac OS, by the way. But our educational efforts amount to only
> a drop in the ocean, so I have decided years ago just meet the
> expectations of Windows users where possible. It just never occurred
> to me that the multiple install-tl files might be a problem,
> although in hindsight it is obvious.

In fact, I faced this confusion from LaTeX newbies multiple times but,
each time, either I thought it was an isolated case or I forgot to
mention it here. This time, it happened to several students in the last
month so I decided to report it.

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