[tex-live] TeXLive 2018 (Windows): unclear message from the installer

Ilya Zakharevich nospam-abuse at ilyaz.org
Wed Jun 20 11:52:21 CEST 2018

On Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 10:49:01AM +0900, Norbert Preining wrote:
> Ok, I have adjusted the text and wizards installer, but the perltk
> installer is slightly different and I hope Siep will fix this.


> >    How would I be able to “try unsetting them” if the list disappears
> >    when I close the window?
> You should be aware of these environment variables, because you did set
> them. Then, copy and paste should work.

You have a very particular usage model in your head.  Most people have
no clue about environment variables; if the variables are set, they
were set by somebody else.

> > B) The message is not very comprehensible (to put it mildly).  I
> >    propose to restate it like this:
> >       set environment variables in windows
> But this is nothing Windows specific, the same happens on Linux,
> Solaris, AIX, whatever.

But this is Perl, right?
   $msg .= " in windows" if $Config{osname} eq 'MSWin32';  # spelling?
is not a big deal…


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