[tex-live] Installation bug report - win7

Lars Madsen daleif at math.au.dk
Wed Dec 10 13:03:38 CET 2014

it is just a simple user pc, not one of ours. The student somehow lost TL2011 on it (the TL path was not in the system path anymore) so we decided it might be easier to just install TL14.

The user seems to be quite heavily hit by adware. It should be cleaned now, but I cannot guarantee anything as I'm not a Windows guy

user install

I hardly ever install TL14 on windows as an admin install (I think it is a win7 home edition)

/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

From: tex-live [tex-live-bounces at tug.org] on behalf of Siep Kroonenberg [siepo at cybercomm.nl]
Sent: 10 December 2014 10:14
To: tex-live at tug.org
Subject: Re: [tex-live] Installation bug report - win7

On Wed, Dec 10, 2014 at 08:21:15AM +0900, Norbert Preining wrote:
> Hi Lars,
> On Tue, 09 Dec 2014, Lars Madsen wrote:
> > Tk::Error: Can't call method "CreateKey" on an undefined value at C:/Users/Lone/
> > Downloads/install-tl-20141209/tlpkg/TeXLive/TLWinGoo.pm line 1215.
> The undefined value is
>   my $uninst_key = $Registry -> Open((admin() ? "LMachine" : "CUser") .
>     "/software/microsoft/windows/currentversion/",
>     {Access => KEY_ALL_ACCESS()});
> Can you open the registry, and check both the LMachine and CUser
> followed by ....(see above) and whether these keys are available?

If one of these keys does not exist then the machine (or the user
profile) is seriously sick. A more likely cause is that

Is this a private machine or one set up by the organization, which
may be more than usually locked down?

Is this a user or an admin install?

Siep Kroonenberg

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