[tex-live] TL2011 on Win7

Andreas Hirsch cursus.publicus at sacrumromanumimperium.org
Thu Aug 25 07:26:03 CEST 2011

Hi Reinhard,

quoting Reinhard Kotucha, [25.08.2011 00:36 +0100]:
> On 2011-08-24 at 22:26:13 +0200, Andreas Hirsch wrote:
>  > Hi!
>  > 
>  > in the last weeks some problems were reported concerning TL-install on Win7.
>  > 
>  > I had similar problems and today I give it another try - deactivating
>  > the Win-Firewall.
>  > 
>  > This time the installation succeeded! (ok, there was a little problem on
>  > the server - a file was missing, but the restart completed it without
>  > another error)
>  > 
>  > If suitable for you - here are the screenshots documenting the complete
>  > install-process:
>  > http://members.gaponline.de/afj/tl2011_win/tl2011_win7_install.zip -
>  > feel free to use it.
> Hi Andreas,
> are you sure that it's necessary to de-activate the firewall?  
> I wouldn't do this under any circumstances.  However, it's probably
> harmless if your DSL modem has a built-in firewall.

That's the common sense as stated by for e.g. c't

> The problems reported here were related to virus scanners and file
> locking on Windows.  I think that these problems are halfways
> explainable now, but virus scanners and and firewalls are completely
> different things.
> Do you remember the error messages you got when the firewall was
> activated?

I tried it many times without deactivating the firewall, it always stopped.

Your could read the full aboritng-messages here:

Of course it may be that the firewall isn't the reason. Maybe the
anti-virus-programm and its only a lucky time this time ...


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