[tex-live] Unattended TL install
daleif at imf.au.dk
Wed Aug 29 16:36:43 CEST 2012
Reinhard Kotucha wrote, On 2012-08-25 04:12:
> On 2012-08-24 at 20:55:16 +0200, Siep Kroonenberg wrote:
> > On Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 06:27:56PM +0200, Lars Madsen wrote:
> > > Siep Kroonenberg wrote, On 2012-08-24 18:18:
> > > >On Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 05:07:17PM +0200, Lars Madsen wrote:
> > > >>Siep Kroonenberg wrote, On 2012-08-24 15:04:
> > > >>>On Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 12:32:14PM +0200, Lars Madsen wrote:
> > > >>>>Lars Madsen wrote, On 2012-08-24 09:49:
> > > >>>>>Karl Berry wrote, On 2012-08-23 23:57:
> > > >>>>.....
> > > >>>>works fine. But no texlive.profile is created
> > > >>>I just tested with a small TL installation, on a non-virtual Dutch
> > > >>>w7 professional with miktex already on the system path. I did get a
> > > >>><root>/tlpkg/texlive.profile
> > > >>>
> > > >>>So this failure is not universal.
> > > >>>
> > > >>did you try one where miktex was already installed?
> > > >
> > > >Fake-installed: Portable miktex with system path pointing to it. I
> > > >did get the warning about tex on the system path which could not be
> > > >overridden in a user install. Miktex was at the end of the system
> > > >path.
> > > >
> > >
> > > but did you get the texlive.profile file in that case?
> > Yes.
> It definitely has nothing to do with a formerly installed MiKTeX.
> texlive.profile is just a dump of variables the installer uses
> internally. If the installer succeeds, the information exists and is
> correct. If the file is not written, the only explanation I can
> imagine is that the target directory is not writable. But on the
> other hand the installer creates zillion of files in tlpkg. Hence
> this behavior is not explainable.
> Lars, what makes you believe that texlive.profile isn't created?
> Whether a file doesn't exists or doesn't appear in directory listings
> are two completely different things on Windows.
> I installed a cicuit simulator on W7 and created a few files in order
> to define simulations. It worked fine. But when I tried to run
> exactly the same simulations a few weeks later, the program complained
> that none of the files I created myself exist. And indeed, neither
> dir (cmd.exe) nor the Exploder displayed them.
> At a first glance I thought that the files got lost. But Emacs in
> dired-mode shows them all. Emacs even allows me to copy/move/delete
> these "non-existent" files.
> Hence it would be quite helpful to know whether texlive.profile
> exists physically. But you can't use Windows tools in order to find
> out whether a file exists or not.
> Another thing I can reproduce on Windows 7 reliably:
> Go to %ProgramFiles% and run
> zip -r foo.zip foo
> The file foo.zip doesn't appear in any directory listing, neither
> cmd.exe nor the Exploder displays it. But it definitely exists. You
> need Emacs in order to access "non-existent" files under Windows.
During out test to day, we used the install-tl-advanced.bat to install
the minimal scheme (to save time).
Which created at texlive.profile just fine.
I'll ask out the IT person to roll back that VM ware Win 7, and install
a full TL12, and see if texlive.profile appears
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