[tex-live] User names too longs or with diacritics on Windows

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at cybercomm.nl
Fri Apr 26 22:46:22 CEST 2013

On Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 08:45:49AM +0000, Lars Madsen wrote:
> I will not be near any Windows until Wednesday
> But here is how I understand what happens in the test up.
> The users share on the file server seems to be mounted as, say, the P: drive
> And the Domain then redirects the normal 'Documents' folder to something like
> P:\Users\name\My Documents
> Such that when you add something to the Documents folder, it actually ends up in P:\Users\name\My Documents
> (I think the Windows people in the organization is getting fed up with my questions about what is actually going on here).

You can read about domains and roaming profiles at
http://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba_%26_Windows_Profiles or at the
Samba 3 howto at http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/man/Samba3-HOWTO/

Samba does not do domains and roaming profiles the same way as M$,
but it will still give you some insight.

And I just learnt that it IS possible to redirect folders directly
to UNC paths, without creating a mapping.

> BTW: Siep, do you happen to know about what Windows do in the situation above when one double clicks on a file?

As long as there is a drive letter, it should not make a large
difference whether it is a local drive or a mapped network drive.
Except you never know with windows.

I'll do some more studying and experimenting myself with roaming
profiles and redirected paths.

> We are trying to fix a problem with TeXStudio (I've mentioned it elsewhere in the thread).
> Apparently TSX only receives a UNC path if the user double clicks the .tex file, not if TSX is started on the file via the CLI og if the file is opened via 'Open with'.
> We cannot figure out it is an OS problem (where we cannot do anything) or if we can get the the path to the file in some other way.
> /Lars Madsen
> Institut for Matematik / Department of Mathematics
> Aarhus Universitet / Aarhus University
> Mere info: http://au.dk/daleif@imf / More information: http://au.dk/en/daleif@imf

Siep Kroonenberg

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