[tex-live] More testing of network installation under Windows

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at cybercomm.nl
Wed Jul 2 11:20:42 CEST 2008

On Tue, Jul 01, 2008 at 02:53:49PM -0500, Dan Luecking wrote:
> My system: Windows XP Pro, service pack 2
> I tested install-tl this afternoon (July 1), using install-tl.zip
> which was apparently updated last night (June 30).
> I did two tests: In the first I did not change PATH at all, in the
> second I changed it slightly (see below). For both I selected
> texlive-basic, default paper size = letter, create formats = Yes,
> download font/macro docs = Yes, download font/macro sources = No.
> I was able to install and generate formats without making any changes
> to my PATH.
> But I got error messages during updmap. This time I was able to trace  
> the problem to a line in updmap.pl:
>   @lines = `dir /b /s $f`; # rk. Suppress header and footer from dir output.
> I have a set of Gnu-ish utilities from the GnuWin32 project. I was
> not previously aware that one of them is called dir.exe. For some
> reason the above line invoked the *program* dir.exe instead of the
> command processor's *internal* dir command. The following change
> prevented that from happening:
>   @lines = `cmd /c dir /b /s $f`; # call cmd.exe explicitly

r 9152: ... `$ENV{'COMSPEC'} /c ...

Siep Kroonenberg

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