[tex-live] TexLive Hangs on postactions in win7

Lars Madsen daleif at math.au.dk
Wed Jan 14 18:43:36 CET 2015

That was nice to know, thanks

/Lars Madsen
Institut for Matematik / Department of Mathematics
Aarhus Universitet / Aarhus University
Mere info: http://au.dk/daleif@imf / More information: http://au.dk/en/daleif@imf

From: tex-live [tex-live-bounces at tug.org] on behalf of Siep Kroonenberg [siepo at cybercomm.nl]
Sent: 14 January 2015 18:24
To: tex-live at tug.org
Subject: Re: [tex-live] TexLive Hangs on postactions in win7

On Wed, Jan 14, 2015 at 10:58:15AM +0100, Siep Kroonenberg wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 13, 2015 at 02:41:07PM +0000, David Rudel wrote:
> > 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.

Maybe it is not clear to some people, but in Windows, menu shortcuts
must be under one of two special folders, one of which is for
single-user installations, and the other for all-users
installations. Naturally, both locations are outside the TL
directory tree.

Siep Kroonenberg

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