[tex-live] Fwd: Re: Fw: Questions

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Sun, 22 Apr 2001 23:21:00 +0100

 > >>      I received the new CD you sent. Tonight I had a few hours to kill 
 > >> trying to get it to work. Again, after spending about 3 hours installing 
 > >> it and trying to get it to work, the new CD does not work either. Every

It's very hard to hard to comment on a bug report of "does not work",
to be honest!

 > >> other CD I have bought or software I have downloaded from the web have 
 > >> all worked fine- everything except the TeXLive CD. I need someone to 
 > >> send me step-by-step instructions and a demo of  an actual TeX
 > >> document 
a standard demo is to say

 pdflatex sample2e

if that runs, and you produce "sample2e.pdf" you have a decent TeX setup.

 >  Should I just return the CDs you sent me and 
 > >> you can return my membership fee ? 

possibly the only answer. you may have expected something different
from TeX! the TeXLive CD aims to produce a comprehensive and reliable
distribution of TeX and friends, no more and no less. 

 > >> all, even all you guys were beginners at one time!
hmm. you may not realize it, but I am actually a computer program
myself, I was created knowing TeX

Sebastian Rahtz