pretesting please (re-sent, no replies received, first sent 19/03/2019 10:37)

Taylor, P P.Taylor at
Wed Mar 20 16:34:24 CET 2019

Update on previous comments :

  1.  r50427 is good regarding user-modified locations for the various trees (thank you Siep)

  2.  "Launcher" is not at all what I had in mind; what I would like added (ideally by default) to the start menu is simply the TeX Live 2019 directory, the one to which one can more laboriously get by Start / All programs / TeX Live 2019.  Having created the shortcut by hand, its properties are :

     *   Type: Shortcut (lnk)
     *   Target: "C:\Users\Philip Taylor\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\TeX Live 2019"

  3.  TLMGR is completely dysfunctional (see attached screenshot).  After clicking "OK", it just disappears.  If the screenshot is not visible, it reads

    (i) Level 1: initialise
        Level 2: start_tlmgr

  4.  A plethora of  "permission denied"s here :

     *   tar: Could not create file bin/win32/api-ms-win-core-file-l1-2-0.dll: Permission denied (etc).

These were apparently caused by running the installer with a target location of C:\TeX\Live\2019 where C:\TeX\Live\2019 was already populated from an earlier installation.  If it is not already the case, it would be useful to update the (pre-test and main) installation instructions to point out that an attempt to install to an already populated location may well fail with multiple permission errors.

Philip Taylor
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