[tex-live] report: installing on vista, using standard-configuration

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at cybercomm.nl
Tue Dec 9 16:34:58 CET 2008

On Mon, Dec 08, 2008 at 11:01:15PM +0100, Norbert Preining wrote:
> Hi Andreas,
> On Mon, 08 Dec 2008, Andreas Hirsch wrote:
> > Doing this, I made a netinstall using the standard configuration of the
> > installer (C:\programme\texlive) as shown in screenshot
> > 'texlive_vista_installationsort_eingestellt'.
> That is not a screen shot of what you have set. Did you *really* change
> the destination folder? Did it show up in the GUI window next to TEXDIR
> setting?
> Otherwise I am quite surprised.
> > I was very surprised, finding most of the installation files in a newly
> > created C:\program\ (without texlive) as shown in
> > 'texlive_vista_installationsort_tatsaechlich'.
> Bummer.
> > This folder 'program' has been newly created by the installer and it
> > seems to me its not identical to the system-folder program which is
> That seems all really messed up.
> Unfortunately I cannot test it anymore, I abolished Vista from my
> laptop, it was a PITA.
> > Any copying and any start of tlmgr has to be done in admin-mode - this
> > is very unpracticable.
> Well, tlmgr changes things in the configuration, and if you install as
> admin you should only be able as admin to change something.
> > Maybe you should consider to change the standard-installation-folder.
> That should already happen ...
> Thanks for your report, maybe Siep has more ideas than me.

Not really. It looks a bit like a quoting error in combination with
a localization mixup. I don't have any localized copies of Windows
to investigate, but I wouldn't be too surprised if typing `dir' in a
command prompt gave different names from what Windows Explorer tells

Siep Kroonenberg

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