[tex-live] tlmgr-gui.exe crashes on XP

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at cybercomm.nl
Tue May 10 10:56:34 CEST 2016

On Tue, May 10, 2016 at 06:04:39AM +0200, Uwe Ziegenhagen wrote:
> The TeX Live manual says that it may or may not work on Windows 2000 and
> XP, so I wouldn't spend more time on this. Everything below Windows 7 is
> legacy OS and should not be used anymore.
> Uwe
> 2016-05-09 23:41 GMT+02:00 Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at web.de>:
> > On 2016-05-09 at 21:56:05 +0200, Uwe Siart wrote:
> >
> >  >         Ausnahmenummer: c0000005 (Zugriffsverletzung)
> >
> > means:
> >            exception number: c0000005 (access violation)
> >
> > According to Wikipedia
> >
> >   https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schutzverletzung
> >
> > the words "Zugriffsverletzung" and "Schutzverletzung" denote
> > segmentation faults, hence no good news at all.  But this obviously
> > means that file permissions are not the major problem.

On windows, error 5 access denied can also mean that you do not have
the right to access a file or registry key, maybe because of
permissions, but maybe because of a temporary lock on a file or
other resource.

Unfortunately this does not tell me what went wrong where.

Since we, as already mentioned, no longer support XP and the
command-line tlmgr provides a usable workaround I am not going to
spend more time on this, unless somebody finds a really good clue of
what went wrong.

> > Maybe Tk has problems on certain platforms but I fear that the only
> > way to find out _where_ it crashes is to run the program within a
> > debugger.  At least if it's not a Heisenbug.

I remember Heisenbugs with Windows 2000, which went away when
running Perl in debug mode.

Siep Kroonenberg

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