[tex-live] error updating wintools.win32

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at cybercomm.nl
Fri Sep 2 10:50:25 CEST 2016

On Thu, Sep 01, 2016 at 10:45:05AM +0200, Bernhard Kleine wrote:
> I have installed texlive 2016 with administrator rights. Today, I
> experinced an error while updating. I wonder wether this will have
> consequences. Please see the messages of texlive manger:
> tlmgr.pl: package repository
> http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/ctan/systems/texlive/tlnet (verified)
> Executing action update
> tlmgr.pl: saving backups to K:/texlive/2016/tlpkg/backups
> ...
> [ 9/13, 01:42/02:34] update: texlive-scripts [108k] (41898 -> 41943) ...
> done
> [10/13, 02:08/03:12] update: wintools.win32 [5934k] (41294 -> 41946) ...
> Failure to delete HKLM/Software/Classes/TL.bitmap2eps.convert.2016/

I never managed to track down such failures to remove such registry
keys.  In all cases that I encountered, the connection with the file
extension WAS removed, so this failure was fairly harmless.

But in this case, since it concerned an update, the registry key
would have been recreated in any case.

By the way: bitmap2eps is a little wrapper script to convert bitmaps
to eps files which can be invoked by right-clicking a bitmap.

Siep Kroonenberg

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