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

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Wed Mar 21 14:44:29 CET 2018

Yes, it happens. It should be sufficient to map the folder so that it gets
a drive letter but I have not tried for TL. It helps with other installers.

Zdeněk Wagner

2018-03-21 14:34 GMT+01:00 Lars Madsen <daleif at math.au.dk>:

> 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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