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

Andreas Hirsch cursus.publicus at sacrumromanumimperium.org
Fri Aug 12 15:48:05 CEST 2011

Hi Jacob,

quoting Gyntelberg, Jacob, [12.08.2011 14:04 +0100]:
> 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.

If you are able to understand german, the following information may help
you http://www.dante.de/tex/tl-install-windows.html

It refers to TL2010 but there are only minor changes.

We alreade did some testing and got new screenshots which may help you


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