[tex-live] initexmf

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at cybercomm.nl
Sun Oct 26 12:55:59 CET 2008

Trying to test some stuff, I ran into the following:

My w2k test virtual machine still had MikTeX 2.7 installed. I didn't
bother to uninstall it first.

I installed TL08 from dvd image. In the dosbox, there were messages

running post install action for texlive.infra
running mktexlsr C:/Program Files/texlive/2008/texmf-dist C:/Program Files/texli
initexmf: This utility does not accept non-option arguments.

How the hell did MikTeX's mktexlsr get invoked instead of the one
from TeX Live, or how did MikTeX's initexmf.exe get invoked by TeX
Live's mktexlsr?

When running with the -v option, the install-time path appears to be
set correctly, except for forward slashes, but forward slashes seem
to be ok for the searchpath.

Is this another permission weirdness? Like w32 thinks TL08 is busy
so it picks instead something from MikTeX, which is still on the
searchpath? Does w32 somehow remember that mktexlsr is initexmf?  (I
am clutching at straws here)

I do remember a previous occasion where an old TL07 installation
myteriously interfered.

Siep Kroonenberg

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