[tex-live] TeX Live on Win10

Lars Madsen daleif at math.au.dk
Mon Apr 25 15:33:56 CEST 2016

I'm still waiting for the error message (I do not know his name, so I cannot send him an email).

The error clearly stated that TL could not create c:\texlive

it did not present an alternative interface (we were using the simple installer, the user had first tried the .exe, I prefer to download the zip and run it from there)

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

From: tex-live <tex-live-bounces at tug.org> on behalf of Siep Kroonenberg <siepo at cybercomm.nl>
Sent: 25 April 2016 15:12
To: tex-live at tug.org
Subject: Re: [tex-live] TeX Live on Win10

On Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 11:15:09AM +0000, Lars Madsen wrote:
> Hi, a student just came by with a Win10 (he'll get back to me with the OS details)
> He wanted to install TL15 on it, and the installer crashed because he did not have access to create c:\texlive
> (seemed to work fine when we used run as administrator)
> I've just never seen this issue on newer windows computers where the user is the only user on the system.
> just FYI

Crashed? The installer should check first whether it is possible to
create c:\texlive, and if not, let the user choose something else.

Another possibility is that Windows needs time to become aware of
the directory that it just created. Sounds crazy, but I have seen it
happen.  Can the user create c:\texlive manually?

Siep Kroonenberg

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