Creating a Chocolatey Package For TexLive

Norbert Preining norbert at
Sun Sep 13 09:57:05 CEST 2020


Thanks for your valuable contribution about evaluating my reading abilities. Obviously my level was good enough to become university professor, but it seems it is still far away from your abilities.

Humbly I return to my study room.


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Sep 13, 2020 16:35:49 Philip Taylor <P.Taylor at Hellenic-Institute.Uk>:

> Norbert Preining wrote:
>>> May I play Devil's Advocate and ask why you claim "it would be good to have a Chocolatey Package [for TeX Live]" ?  What problems do you find
>> Simple answer: why not? If there is someone interested, let them invest their time and energy, even if you don't use it.
> Two points — 1) I asked why Naveen claimed "it would be good to have a Chocolatey Package [for TeX Live]", not why you feel is is.  2) IMHO it is far better to challenge someone at the outset if you think that they may be mistaken, rather than leave their assertions unchallenged.  Ask yourself "what is the probability that anyone other than Naveen will ever use a Chocolatey package to install TeX Live", and I think you will find that the answer if "few if any".  Far better, then, to try to gently steer Naveen away from what is likely to prove a complete waste of time rather than tacitly encourage her to waste her valuable time producing something in which there is likely to be little or no interest.
>>> Live for Microsoft Windows is concerned) would be to re-write the installer as an MSI ("Microsoft Installer") file, with all the benefits
>> I am waiting anxiously on your contribution for a MacTeX style Windows MSI installer.
> No you are not, Norbert.  You know that, I know that, every reader of this list knows that, so why waste your time posturing ?  If you had bothered to read what I had written, rather than just quote phrases out of context, you would have seen that I wrote "[...] would you not agree that if the current installer is sub-optimal then the obvious alternative [...] would be to re-write the installer as an MSI ("Microsoft Installer") file".  Note in particular "if the current installer is sub-optimal".
>>> uninstalling (Start / Control Panel / Programs and Features / Uninstall or change a program) ?
>> All of which are present in the current installer, too ... maybe you might take another look?
> Maybe, Norbert, you really need to learn to read.  The reference to uninstalling was clearly a response to Naveen's "The main issue I face with the current installer is that it doesn't have an uninstaller. Creating an MSI would be nice and yes if it is done then creating the package would be as simple as installing that MSI".  Note that it was Naveen who claimed that the current installer does not have an uninstaller, not I.
> Philip Taylor

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