[tex-live] TexLive Hangs on postactions in win7

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at cybercomm.nl
Wed Jan 14 10:58:15 CET 2015

On Tue, Jan 13, 2015 at 02:41:07PM +0000, David Rudel wrote:
> Hello,
> I tried to install TexLive on win7 and it hangs on the "running package-
> specific postactions."
> It has occurred twice. The second time I captured the more verbose log using -
> v option.
> Steps I took:
> 1. Removed texlive folder from previous install.
> 2. Clicked the installer and selected the unpack option.
> 3. Right-clicked on "com" and selected "Run as Administrator"
> 4. Navigated to folder and ran the advance install command with -v option.
> TexLive made it through all ~3000 installation steps but when it got to 
> "running package-specific postactions" it hung.
> The last parts of the log file are:
> finished with path adjustment actions
> running package-specific postactions
> D:running postaction=install for dviout.win32
> Tk::Error: E:\TexLive\install-tl-20150112\install-tl: 
> mkdir(C:/PROGRA~3/MICROS~1/Windows/STARTM~1/Programs/TeX Live 2014/) failed, 
> goodbye: Permission denied

Here it tries to create a directory for the TL menu shortcuts. I'll
look into this.

Siep Kroonenberg

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