[tex-live] TeXLive vc UNC paths or redirected folders

Lars Madsen daleif at math.au.dk
Wed Mar 21 14:34:34 CET 2018

Just wondering

(assuming Windows)

Have others had any issues with TL installation where the installer was placed in a folder that was access via a UNC path or similar or via redirected folders (same thing)?

I have a user who has a Win10 from our UNI. It uses redirected folders, aka on UNI cabled network his Desktop and Documents folders are mapped onto a file server via UNC paths).

He was complaining that he could not install TL, something about Perl missing or similar. Turned out he has unpacked the ZIP installed on his Desktop. Everything worked fine, when we unpacked and ran it from Downloads

I wonder if it is worth mentioning this in in the TL manual?

/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

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