[tex-live] [Fwd: Re: TeXLive Perl + latexmk (windows)]

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Wed Apr 14 04:30:35 CEST 2010

On Mi, 14 Apr 2010, Diederick C. Niehorster wrote:
> Having switched from MixTeX to TeX Live very recently, I found TeX
> Live very easy to use (as is MikTeX for that matter) and I was
> especially happy with the included perl distributions that made a


> My only less positive experience with it is that the tlmgr and the
> installer interface appear extremely slow/inresponsive, on both XP
> 32bit SP3 and windows 7 64bit. For instance, I ended up downloading

That is strange. I am running XPSP3 on a virtual machine and it works
quite nicely.

> proved hazardous, not haveing completed after several hours and the

I assume that the actual problem is the downloading of the programs.
It seems that you have either a slow or choppy connection.

Did you update your texlive.infra as a first step (what does tlmgr --version

You could try to do the update on the cmd line and see if there is
a similar slow down:
	tlmgr update --all

Best wishes

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