[tex-live] Unattended TL install

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Fri Aug 24 18:27:56 CEST 2012

Siep Kroonenberg wrote, On 2012-08-24 18:18:
> On Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 05:07:17PM +0200, Lars Madsen wrote:
>> 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?
> Fake-installed: Portable miktex with system path pointing to it. I
> did get the warning about tex on the system path which could not be
> overridden in a user install. Miktex was at the end of the system
> path.

but did you get the texlive.profile file in that case?


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

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