[tex-live] Question: windows?

Staszek Wawrykiewicz staw at gust.org.pl
Tue Sep 27 00:04:06 CEST 2005

On Mon, 26 Sep 2005, Harriet B Borton wrote:

> [...]
> - It appeared to install a lot of things (running list in a command
> window)
>   (It appeared to install the languages even though I instructed not
> to.)

Hmmm, I don't see any .log. Would you please sending me that directly.

> - It finished and displayed an Error window that referenced the log
> file.

The message was changed as too drastic.

> (a way to click to open the log file at this point would be nice.)
> - I found the log file and opened it. But I can't really tell what
> (if anything) went wrong.

This log file contains mostly messages from updmap and fmtutil runs.
Of course, some formats cannot be built as they weren't installed.
After installation, the user can run tlpmgui again and do some 
maintenance, like editing fmtutil.cnf or updmap.cfg
> - There has been nothing added to the Start menu.

Is this really needed? tlpmgui is invoked from the CD...
> The Install window utility remains on the screen. I checked the
> other tabs and found that the add and remove packages windows are
> empty, and the Remove Installation tab says:
>   "Can't find TEXLive directory. Environment Variable TLroot not
> found."

The system was not yet configured, so add/remove will work for any 
subsequent tlpmgui run.
> I tried running latex etc from WinShell and WinEdt. Latex runs ok,
> so does dvips and pdflatex. However, I cannot preview the dvi file.
> Was a dvi viewer included? (windvi, for example?)

Sorry, an old windvi seems to not work with that installation, so please
use dvi->ps or pdf way.
> PS I just noticed there's a new image today-- should I try that one?

Please try more new and robust one:
and run it from the hard disk. After starting, it is enough to select
the CD drive.

Many thanks for your comments.

Staszek Wawrykiewicz
StaW at gust.org.pl

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