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

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at cybercomm.nl
Wed Jan 29 13:42:11 CET 2014

On Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 01:12:55PM +0100, Siep Kroonenberg wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 12:12:55PM +0100, Denis Bitouzé wrote:
> > Le mardi 28/01/14 à 21h31,
> > Siep Kroonenberg <siepo at cybercomm.nl> a écrit :
> > 
> > > 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.
> These files should be in the root of the installation, as the web
> page mentions.

I should add that these scripts are to be run, but not installed by
end users. They are based on versions I wrote for our university's
network-based TL installation. It was only intended as a suggestion how
to help out these particular users without a reinstallation of TL.

By the way: I seem to remember messages on the MikTeX list from
people who also got themselves tangled up between admin mode and
user mode.

Siep Kroonenberg

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