[tex-live] [siepo at cybercomm.nl: Re: Error on TexLive 2013 installation - Can't spawn "cmd.exe"]

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at cybercomm.nl
Sun Oct 13 15:42:21 CEST 2013

On Sun, Oct 13, 2013 at 03:28:01PM +0200, Siep Kroonenberg wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 13, 2013 at 12:47:02PM +0200, Helge Knoop wrote:
> > Sorry, I didn't get the last emails. Thank you very much for helping me!
> > Calling set gives me: Path=C:\Perl64\site\bin;C:\Perl64\bin  (full
> > set call below)
> > under Control panel > user accounts > change my environment
> > variables the system side PATH is the same and for the user Helge
> > the only env vars are TEMP and TMP.
> > I did already reboot. How is the PATH env var supposed to look like?
> > could it be, that an update messed these env var up?
> > to be honest, I am a bit scared to change these, cause afterwards I
> > might have more problems than now. :-(
> A dropbox link with a couple of batchfiles:
> https://www.dropbox.com/sh/weomrrti212fry4/Jdc8u-JSXj
> path_fix_user.cmd can be run as regular user, and sets the user path
> to something like a proper system path. At least, this is the system
> path on my extremely base-bones 64-bits Windows 7 virtual machine,
> plus your two Perl bin directories. This may be enough to get many
> things working again.
> Try to find a local knowledgeable person to fix the system path.
> If there is no such person among your acquaintances, you can run the
> other batchfile path_fix_system.cmd as administrator.

Best run these from a command-prompt: Start, All programs,

Right-click the command-prompt item and select `Run as
administrator' for the second batchfile.

Siep Kroonenberg

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