[tex-live] Purpose of install-tl-windows.bat

Siep Kroonenberg n.s.kroonenberg at rug.nl
Thu May 29 10:32:05 CEST 2014

On Thu, May 29, 2014 at 06:22:32AM +0200, klaus at dante.de wrote:
> Hi,
> I apolize in advance if my question is due to not following the tex-live list in detail.
> In the TL section of the windows setup program for the upcoming TeX Collection DVD I offer  to run install-tl.bat, install-advanced.bat or open the main doc file index.html from the TL root dir.
> Now I noticed that a install-tl-windows.bat file was introduced in January that seems to remove all dirs with tex executables from the path variable and to unset all environment variables refering to a maybe existing previous perl installation before calling the normal install-tl.bat. The autorun.inf still refers to install-tl.bat
> So it seems that on a plain Windows without Perl calling install-tl-windows or install-tl shouldn't make a difference, while on a windows system with installed Perl install-tl-windows shall prevent compatibility issues by ensuring that the tlperl shipped with TL is used instead of the already installed Perl. Correct?
> I'd just like to know, when the user hits the "Run the TL installer" button, shall I start install-tl.bat as before or install-tl-windows.bat instead?
> Cheers
> Klaus

We renamed install-tl.bat to install-tl-windows.bat, although until
the freeze we retained both. This to reduce confusion for Windows
users. But now there should be no install-tl.bat anymore.

We just overlooked autorun.inf; fixed in r. 34256. Thanks for
pointing this out.

Siep Kroonenberg

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