[tex-live] Problems installing TexLive under Windows 7 - Perl and Tar trouble

Gyntelberg, Jacob Jacob.Gyntelberg at bis.org
Fri Aug 12 14:04:39 CEST 2011

Dear TexLive team

We have been trying without much luck to install TexLive in our Windows 7 environment.

When using the install bat file the install actually runs at least initially. After getting pretty far (almost to the end) both perl and tar crash - with no information provided in log files. Simply closed down by Windows. Having run the install both locally and from a network drive and with and without full adminstrator rights the same problems occur.

Our best guess is that the distributed Perl/Tar apps don't work correctly on Win7 x64. It may however also be the admin rights or other changes my employers specific Windows 7 configuration that causes problems.

Any suggestions and/or views on what might be the root cause would be greatly appreciated.

Best regards
Jacob Gyntelberg

Jacob Gyntelberg
Senior Economist
Bank for International Settlements
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