[tex-live] "Invisible" errors during installation

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at cybercomm.nl
Sun Nov 16 16:16:12 CET 2008

On Sun, Nov 16, 2008 at 11:42:19AM +0000, Philip TAYLOR wrote:
> I noticed on a careful inspection of Install-TL.log
> that there were a number of unseen errors :
>> untarring F:\TeX\Live\2008\temp\dingbat.tar failed, please retry
>> untarring F:\TeX\Live\2008\temp\dvips.tar failed, please retry
>> untarring F:\TeX\Live\2008\temp\logic.doc.tar failed, please retry
>> untarring F:\TeX\Live\2008\temp\mh.source.tar failed, please retry
>> untarring F:\TeX\Live\2008\temp\moreverb.source.tar failed, please retry
>> untarring F:\TeX\Live\2008\temp\vertex.doc.tar failed, please retry
> Might it be a good idea to post-process the log before
> termination, reporting all lines that match the set of
> known error-report patterns ?
> And now that we seem to be back on mainstream TL
> matters (having finally resolved the hang), would
> you like me to revert to e-mailing the list rather
> than just you two ?
> ** Phil.

Please do.

As to the hang: PostMessage doesn't seem to do the job, so I am
going to try SendMessageTimeout instead.

A question: are these results from your virtual machine or from your
live system? All these problems cost us an enormous amount of time,
so I would like to be sure that we are debugging the TL installer,
not your Windows installation.

Siep Kroonenberg

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