[tex-live] Win 7: installationproblems, Perl stopped working

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Fri Nov 25 15:37:06 CET 2011

Hi Lars,

On Do, 24 Nov 2011, Lars Madsen wrote:
> Interesting: THIS WORKS!


> D:found lang codes value = 0409, lm =  
> en-us;@%SystemRoot%\system32\mlang.dll,-4386...

This is STRANGE!!! And might point at a problem.

I don't know why, but what should be there is *only*
as far as I remember, not that long longstring...

> Extra observation:
> --lang da
> fails, PERL crash plus the message I quoted below.
> --lang en
> faild, PERL crash, but NO message!

This is simply screwed ...

> If one add
> 'use Data::Dumper;'
> to tlpkg/TeXLive/trans.pl
> then install-tl.bat
> runs just fine!

That makes it even more strange. That Data/Dumper.pm does not much but
define a lot of subs, but it loads some binary stubs.

I have no idea whatsoever why this happens.

Especially when you give
	--lang en
it should NOT crash at all...

Can you please use the attached trans.pl, replace yours (make a backup copy!)
and run:
	install-tl -v -v 
	install-tl -v -v --lang=en
	install-tl -v -v --lang=de


Best wishes

Norbert Preining            preining@{jaist.ac.jp, logic.at, debian.org}
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