[tex-live] Installation problems on Windows Vista

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Mon Dec 1 17:18:35 CET 2008

2008/12/1 Lars Madsen <daleif at imf.au.dk>:
> 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.
There is a windows-like solution for updating the wrapper. It first
prepares another script, istalls it to be run at startup and issues
the tradditional message "Windows need to be restarted". Upon restart
the auxilliary script will update the wrapper, remove itself from
startup and run the new wrapper. Hopefully a simple wrapper would not
need frequent updates.

> hmm...
> --
> /daleif

Zdeněk Wagner

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