[tex-live] texlive perl

T T t34www at googlemail.com
Wed Apr 21 23:28:33 CEST 2010

On 21 April 2010 19:23, Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard <mpg at elzevir.fr> wrote:
> John Collins a écrit :
>> T T wrote:
>>> The problem seems to be with Perl.  I can't start AR9 from Perl at
>>> all, always the same error as you see.  What's even more bizarre, I
>>> can't start AR9 from any child process started from Perl!  So there is
>>> something that is inherited from the perl.exe process that causes AR
>>> to crash, but I have no clue what it might be and I couldn't find
>>> anything suspicius in Perl's sources regarding process spawning.  I'm
>>> out of ideas I'm afraid.
>> The problem appears to be AR9 specific.  I have no trouble starting AR8
>> in the same way.
>> Do you know whether the problem always occurs when a perl script tries
>> to start AR9, or whether it only occurs if perl has been started by a TL
>> wrapper program?  (I think there was a statement in an earlier message
>> that the problem doesn't occur if perl is started from the command line.)
> Just tested on my Win XP box, with up-to-date texlive-scripts, and foo.pl
> containing only system('start doc.pdf') (PDF associated with AR9).
> perl foo.pl works (perl.exe from Strawberry Perl found in the path)
> c:\texlive\2009\tlpkg\tlperl\bin\perl.exe foo.pl works too
> runscript tlperl foo.pl fails
> I'm afraid this is related to our wrapper indeed.

Indeed, I was using perl through our wrapper.  I will investigate more tomorrow.

> I didn't test by installing foo.pl in a texmf tree with a wrapper in bin (which
> would mean using our wrapper but with my strawberry perl instead of tlper unless
> I'm mistaken), I htg now, but I can test later if needed.

I got the same problem with strawberry, I'm afraid.



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