[tex-live] Installation problems on Windows Vista

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Mon Dec 1 17:10:05 CET 2008

Norbert Preining wrote:
> On Mo, 01 Dez 2008, Lars Madsen wrote:
>> how does miktex do it then?
> Don't ask me. But I am sure it does *not* replace files which have been
> opened by the update program. In our case it is a perl script and that
> cannot be replaced on the fly.
> If you find a solution we would be happy. The .exe that we provide is
> already quite nice.
> Best wishes

it is nice, but if users are not informed that there is now an extra 
program that they have to run, then it is a bit of a problem. But I'm 
sure you give enough information to the user.

Could one wrap tlmgr? such that it is another program that starts tlmgr, 
and then when tlmgr is finished it looks for an update file, and runs it 
if it is present.

Though then the problem is when there is an error in the update wrapper 
program and that has to be updated.




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