[tex-live] Unattended TL install

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Fri Aug 24 17:10:50 CEST 2012

Lars Madsen wrote, On 2012-08-24 17:07:
> Siep Kroonenberg wrote, On 2012-08-24 15:04:
>> On Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 12:32:14PM +0200, Lars Madsen wrote:
>>> Lars Madsen wrote, On 2012-08-24 09:49:
>>>> Karl Berry wrote, On 2012-08-23 23:57:
>>>>>    so since the installer detected miktex in the system path,
>>>>> the     installation failed?
>>>>> No, I didn't mean to imply that.  It wasn't clear from your message if
>>>>> you saw some other failure.
>>>> As far as I know that was the only thing se saw
>>>> I can ask him to repeat
>>>>>    even though TL was added to (the end of) the PATH,     menus
>>>>> was added etc...?
>>>>> Sounds like success to me.  If tlpkg/texlive.profile isn't there, 
>>>>> well,
>>>>> I'm baffled.
>>>>> k
>>> I just had him do a TL12 reinstall
>>> on all of his Win 7 systems (not sure if they are all virtualized),
>>> install-tl.bat crashed with the notorius 'perl is not working error'
>>> (or what ever the message is)
>>> install-tl-advanced.bat
>>> works fine. But no texlive.profile is created
>> I just tested with a small TL installation, on a non-virtual Dutch
>> w7 professional with miktex already on the system path. I did get a
>> <root>/tlpkg/texlive.profile
>> So this failure is not universal.
> did you try one where miktex was already installed?

ot at least where a miktex like PATH segment is present at the start of 
the PATH string


/Lars Madsen
DK-TUG President
Maintainer of memoir and the mh bundle

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