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

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at cybercomm.nl
Wed Mar 21 18:08:31 CET 2018

On Wed, Mar 21, 2018 at 01:34:34PM +0000, Lars Madsen wrote:
> 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?

I regularly test with UNC paths, but redirected `known folders' are
another issue.

I have to think about what exactly to write about the muddle that
Microsoft has made of known folders, libraries, virtual or
otherwise, and the desktop in particular.

Siep Kroonenberg

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