[tex-live] install-tl-windows.bat unavailable in Microsoft Store

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Mon Dec 10 14:19:53 CET 2018

po 10. 12. 2018 v 11:54 odesílatel Philip Taylor <P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk> napsal:
> Denis Bitouzé wrote:
> Le 10/12/18 à 10h33, Philip Taylor a écrit :
> Precisely.  Is seems to me that this is a problem best addressed at
> the highest level; the current president of TuG should write to his or
> her counterpart in Microsoft, explain the situation, and ask how one
> ore more "official" TeX implementations can be certified to run within
> S-mode.
> I fully agree. But is it realistic in view of the large number of
> programs and scripts involved?
> I do not know.  But it is possible that S-mode offers a sandbox within which such things could run/
> --
The problem is that cmd.exe is not allowed in the S-mode and all
executables in both TL and MiKTeX require cmd.exe. There are lots of
other SW tool that rely on PowerShell and they will have the very same
problem, so I think that people will soon complain.

I understand that security is a problem for banks where there must be
strict rules what can be installed and what cannot, the IT people
should be very paranoid but why normal users should be that annoyed?
Windows have good security features even without the S-mode but they
are not used and the default, which is never changed, is the
"dangerous mode". The security could be improved without annoying
users by too restrictive S-mode if they wanted to care.

As the minimum, Windows should not just report "permission denied",
the message should say "not allowed in the S-mode" or something like

> Philip Taylor

Zdeněk Wagner

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