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

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at
Thu Mar 21 10:10:22 CET 2019

On Wed, Mar 20, 2019 at 03:34:24PM +0000, Taylor, P wrote:
>   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

Cannot reproduce; no clue.

>   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.

Good point. I intend to add a test and a warning message if the user
picks a non-empty directory as root.

Siep Kroonenberg

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