Fwd: Unable to install TeXLive
matthewelmer at tamu.edu
Sat Aug 22 01:06:51 CEST 2020
Here is my cmd.exe log from when I opened it to when the error occurred:
Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.18363.1016]
(c) 2019 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\Frijoles con Arroz>cd Desktop
C:\Users\Frijoles con Arroz\Desktop>cd install-tl-20200820
C:\Users\Frijoles con Arroz\Desktop\install-tl-20200820>dir
Volume in drive C is OS
Volume Serial Number is EC4E-1F94
Directory of C:\Users\Frijoles con Arroz\Desktop\install-tl-20200820
08/21/2020 06:02 PM <DIR> .
08/21/2020 06:02 PM <DIR> ..
06/13/2020 03:03 PM 105,829 install-tl
05/31/2020 03:09 PM 4,770 install-tl-windows.bat
09/28/2006 11:31 AM 2,098 LICENSE.CTAN
11/19/2019 09:36 PM 5,267 LICENSE.TL
04/06/2020 10:03 AM 350 release-texlive.txt
08/21/2020 06:02 PM <DIR> texmf-dist
08/21/2020 06:02 PM <DIR> tlpkg
5 File(s) 118,314 bytes
4 Dir(s) 708,200,132,608 bytes free
'""C:\Users\Frijoles' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
C:\Users\Frijoles con Arroz\Desktop\install-tl-20200820>
I am going to investigate the solutions provided by John Frain now.
On Fri, Aug 21, 2020 at 2:01 PM Siep Kroonenberg <siepo at bitmuis.nl> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 21, 2020 at 09:06:32AM -0500, Matthew Elmer wrote:
> > ---------- Forwarded message ---------
> > From: Matthew Elmer <matthewelmer at tamu.edu>
> > Date: Fri, Aug 21, 2020 at 9:05 AM
> > Subject: Re: Unable to install TeXLive
> > To: Philip Taylor <P.Taylor at hellenic-institute.uk>
> > Cc: Julius Dittmar <Julius.Dittmar at gmx.de>, <texhax at tug.org>
> > Thank you everyone for your help. Would it be possible for me to change
> > username for installation and change it back afterwards? Would it break
> > anything for currently installed programs? It seems as though it would
> be a
> > simple fix to allow for usernames with spaces as you just put the quotes
> > and it works fine. Also very strange that Philip Taylor had no issues.
> > that I look back at the error, it seems as though the batch file
> > to put quotes in to accommodate usernames with spaces but somehow
> > two at the beginning and none at the end. In any case, I'll just use
> > Microsoft Word for now instead. I won't be able to use the templates for
> > computer science course but at least there's no hacky fixes involved.
> > Forwarding to texlive list.
> > On Fri, Aug 21, 2020 at 3:47 AM Philip Taylor <
> > P.Taylor at hellenic-institute.uk> wrote:
> > > Julius Dittmar wrote:
> > >
> > > the best fix would be to rename your account name.
> Although quoting rules for cmd.exe are horrible, and I am not sure
> whether all quoting problems with cmd.exe can be solved, a space in
> the installation path should not cause problems, as Philip Taylor
> What exact error message do you get, and what exact path do you try
> to install to? I mean the real path, as listed by cmd.exe or
> powershell, which may differ from the path shown in file explorer.
> > > This may sound like a fix in the wrong place to you, but there's good
> > > reason: The texlive installer will not be the only program choking on
> > > space in your account name.
> > >
> > > Spaces have special meaning in commands: They separate command
> > > Thus any path containing your account name (which is any path to any of
> > > your files) will be read as at least three different arguments instead
> > > one argument combined. Any work-around making that space-containing
> > > work will only be a local work-around. There will always be places
> > > such work-arounds have been forgotten.
> > >
> > > In the long run, you save yourself from a lot of trouble if you change
> > > your login name to something without spaces (perhaps use underscores
> > > instead or just omit the space) and if you refrain from using spaces in
> > > file or directory names.
> > >
> > >
> > > From the perspective of a Windows 7 user :
> > >
> > > My account name, "Philip Taylor", which clearly contains an embedded
> > > space, causes me no problems whatsoever, either with TeX Live or with
> > > anything else.
> > >
> > > *Philip Taylor*
> Siep Kroonenberg
*Matthew Elmer '22*
*AERO **(CSCE minor)*
*VP Internal, TAMU AIAA*
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