[tex-live] Updating and anti-virus software on Windows

T T t34www at googlemail.com
Tue Aug 16 02:06:23 CEST 2011

On 14 August 2011 20:43, Rainer Göllner <rgoellner at gmx.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> In a thread starting about a week ago, installing tex-live, there was
> a hint by some George N. White III concerning "anti-virus software
> not being able to keep up". That's the exact wording for a problem
> I think I'm struck with: One installer run breaks after maybe about
> 1500 packages, the next try after 20. Same for updating with
> texlive manager: It may update 20 packages before it stops or
> just 2. It's completley irregular, just like a hickup - you think it's
> over, then it starts again. If I turn off the virus scanner, all is well.
> Seems to me like the anti-virus software is holding a file back
> while the TeX software wants to access it.

Thanks for the report.  Can you provide the exact error message you
get (is it tar complaining about changing modification times)?

> Does anyone know which part of the virus scanner is the culprit?

We have suspicions but no definite answer yet.  Would you be able to
aid in testing a fix for this problem?



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