[tex-live] tlpretest: should the installer find older texlive?

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at cybercomm.nl
Fri Apr 8 12:38:49 CEST 2016

On Fri, Apr 08, 2016 at 10:04:16AM +0200, Ulrike Fischer wrote:
> On a windows 7 PC in a normal user account I started the
> install-tl-advanced.bat at first in a command line where the PATH
> variable didn't contain TL15. In the gui I go red entries for
> various installation pathes because the default installation
> directory was not writable. 
> So I stopped the installation and retried in a command line which
> does know TL15 to check if the installer would pick up some info
> from the older TeXlive. Now every path in the GUI had a default but
> curiously all in the wrong partition C:, but my TL15 is in
> D:\texlive.  Is this expected behaviour?

This is expected behavior. The installer does not try to pick up
information about pre-existing TeX installations. But the installer
does warn if it finds another tex directory on the searchpath.

By the way. The test for writability does not seem to work right.
I'll look into that.

Apart from that, for an admin install, the 2016 edition should make
the installation more effectively read-only for non-admin users, at
least for local NTFS-formatted local partitions, and only for Vista
and later.

Siep Kroonenberg

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