[tex-live] TeX Live on Win10
siepo at cybercomm.nl
Mon Apr 25 15:53:16 CEST 2016
On Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 03:45:26PM +0200, Zdenek Wagner wrote:
> there is an important difference between Windows Home and Windows Pro.
> Windows Home do not allow to set different permissions for different users.
> Thus any user can write to C:\. Windows Pro allow to set permissions and
> in the default setup only system and administrators can write to C:\. Most
> computers have incorrect setup so that an administrative account is used
> for everyday work (the user is in the "administrators" group). If the
> user's account is set properly, he/she is not allowed to create C:\texlive.
On my Pro system, where I am logged in as a non-admin user, I am
able to create subdirectories but not files in C:\. Only when trying
to create a file do I get a UAC prompt.
> Zdeněk Wagner
> 2016-04-25 15:33 GMT+02:00 Lars Madsen <daleif at math.au.dk>:
> > I'm still waiting for the error message (I do not know his name, so I
> > cannot send him an email).
> > The error clearly stated that TL could not create c:\texlive
> > it did not present an alternative interface (we were using the simple
> > installer, the user had first tried the .exe, I prefer to download the zip
> > and run it from there)
> > /Lars Madsen
> > Institut for Matematik / Department of Mathematics
> > Aarhus Universitet / Aarhus University
> > Mere info: http://au.dk/daleif@math / More information:
> > http://au.dk/en/daleif@math
> > ________________________________________
> > From: tex-live <tex-live-bounces at tug.org> on behalf of Siep Kroonenberg <
> > siepo at cybercomm.nl>
> > Sent: 25 April 2016 15:12
> > To: tex-live at tug.org
> > Subject: Re: [tex-live] TeX Live on Win10
> > On Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 11:15:09AM +0000, Lars Madsen wrote:
> > > Hi, a student just came by with a Win10 (he'll get back to me with the
> > OS details)
> > >
> > > He wanted to install TL15 on it, and the installer crashed because he
> > did not have access to create c:\texlive
> > > (seemed to work fine when we used run as administrator)
> > >
> > > I've just never seen this issue on newer windows computers where the
> > user is the only user on the system.
> > >
> > > just FYI
> > Crashed? The installer should check first whether it is possible to
> > create c:\texlive, and if not, let the user choose something else.
> > Another possibility is that Windows needs time to become aware of
> > the directory that it just created. Sounds crazy, but I have seen it
> > happen. Can the user create c:\texlive manually?
> > --
> > Siep Kroonenberg
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