[tex-live] Installation bug report - win7

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at cybercomm.nl
Thu Dec 11 22:29:36 CET 2014

On Thu, Dec 11, 2014 at 09:01:46PM +0000, Lars Madsen wrote:
> We added the path to Windows, don't remember if I used tlmgr, I tjink I did. Then pdflatex complained about missing formats. So we created the ls-r dbs and generated the formats and everything seems to be working.
> We are missing the menu part and I'm guessing we also miss the Uninstaller. But, the student could get on with her work.
> I have a virtual win7 that we could run all sorts of tests on. Isn't it possible to move one reg dB from one place to another? Regedit seems to have an import tool.

You would have to manually pick out the relevant bits: TeX-related
file associations; the TeX binary path, which may have to be
concatenated with a pre-existing user path, and the uninstaller key,
which is where the installation failed. It would only work if TeX
Live is installed in the same directory on the source- and the
target system.

The menu is not stored in the registry. Menu entries should be
created with API calls, and not copied from one system to another.

It is not clear to me what would be the best way to handle failures
during post-install. I understand that you do not want to redo the
lengthy installation of packages time and again when the real
problem occurs at the very end.

Siep Kroonenberg

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