[tex-live] On Windows, install TL for all users by default

Denis Bitouzé dbitouze at wanadoo.fr
Wed Jan 29 12:12:55 CET 2014

Le mardi 28/01/14 à 21h31,
Siep Kroonenberg <siepo at cybercomm.nl> a écrit :

> As I wrote in my previous mail: TeX Live Manager is the main reason
> for a single-user install as default.

Well, it is rather implicit that the default options of the installer is
for single-user install.

> We could add a warning about it, but more text means less simplicity,
> and people don't read those texts anyway.

Not wrong.

> No solution is going to be optimal for everybody.

Indeed. I looked for a solution both useful in most cases and harmful.

> The client scripts at http://www.tug.org/texlive/w32client.html are
> written for a different situation, but they do create path settings
> and file associations for an already present TeX Live, and could
> make TL usable for the second sister.

What a pain!

I tested it on a Virtual Box with Windows 7 but running w32client as
the non-admin user throws the error "Perl is not known as an internal
command" (or something like that). I guess, this user needs to install
Perl in order to be able to run this script.

I can't tell these students to proceed by themselves, and would need to
do it myself. Sigh...

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