[tex-live] Install from DVD fails :-(

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at cybercomm.nl
Thu Oct 2 11:25:27 CEST 2008

On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 07:11:44PM +0100, Philip TAYLOR wrote:
> Philip TAYLOR wrote:
>> Dear Colleagues -- Having downloaded and unpacked
>> "texlive2008-20080822.iso.lzma", unmangled it
>> using 7-zip, burnt a DVD from the resulting ISO,
>> compared the DVD contents (twice) with the ISO,
>> and started an install, I have hit an error :

> Tk::Error: Can't open
> 'F:/TeX/Live/2008/texmf-dist/source/latex/mh/xfrac.dtx':
> Permission
> denied

Maybe this is related to the weirdness of Windows file locking?

> which did not recur when I deleted all under
> 	F:\TeX\Live\2008
> but the FC-cache problems recurred as usual :

This is a known problem with XeTeX under Windows. We have to wait
for upstream to provide a fix, but if they can't reproduce the
problem then we may be in for a long wait.

Siep Kroonenberg

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