[tex-live] Installation of TeXLive2008 Failed

George N. White III gnwiii at gmail.com
Tue Nov 25 15:50:44 CET 2008

On Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 1:46 PM, Strack, O Erik <oestrac at sandia.gov> wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm getting the following message when I try to install the TeXLive2008 distribution on my Laptop:
> TeXLive::TLUtils::setup_programs failed at tlpkg/TeXLive/TLUtils.pm line 1042.
> ./tlpkg/installer/lzma/lzmadec.i386-linux --help failed (status 32256): No such file or directory
> Output is:
> Can't exec "./tlpkg/installer/lzma/lzmadec.i386-linux": Permission denied at tlpkg/TeXLive/TLUtils.pm line 1045.
> Couldn't set up the necessary programs.
> Cannot continue with installaion.
> Please report to texlive at tug.org
> This is on a i386 (32bit) DELL LATITUDE | D800 from 2005 running Red Hat Enterprise 5.
> I tried both the original DVD sent to me via mail, and I tried using a freshly burned DVD from the i386 iso on the TUG website. Both DVD installs failed with the same error message.
> Please let me know what I can do to get this installed.

Check the mount permissions -- this is mentioned somewhere in the docs.

George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia

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