[tex-live] TeX Live on Win10

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Mon Apr 25 15:45:26 CEST 2016


there is an important difference between Windows Home and Windows Pro.
Windows Home do not allow to set different permissions for different users.
Thus any user can write to C:\.  Windows Pro allow to set permissions and
in the default setup only system and administrators can write to C:\. Most
computers have incorrect setup so that an administrative account is used
for everyday work (the user is in the "administrators" group). If the
user's account is set properly, he/she is not allowed to create C:\texlive.

Zdeněk Wagner

2016-04-25 15:33 GMT+02:00 Lars Madsen <daleif at math.au.dk>:

> 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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