[tex-live] TeX Live on Win10

Lars Madsen daleif at math.au.dk
Tue Apr 26 14:20:39 CEST 2016

It is his private laptop

I'll ask him to run the icals command

I've never encountered this either on windows. (We were joking that perhaps Windows started inforcing things on file system level like Apple have started in El Capitan)

/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: 26 April 2016 13:00
To: tex-live at tug.org
Subject: Re: [tex-live] TeX Live on Win10

On Tue, Apr 26, 2016 at 08:06:40AM +0000, Lars Madsen wrote:
> Hi Siep, I've got the screen dump from the user (attached, I've removed his name)
> He is on
> Win 10 home version 1511.
> I've asked him to test making a folder in c:\ and describe what happens.
> Maybe it should catch the error better and give the user an error message, I think a lot of normal users get scared by a back trace like that.

Well, a backtrace is useful to us.

I did some testing on a W10 Pro VM, where I am not an admin, with
the wizard installer. I had
no trouble installing in c:\texlive. But when I selected "C:\Program
Files (x64)" then the installer complained, as it should, that it
could not install there. So in both cases the installer behaved as

The fact that your user could install ok as admin makes a timing
problem is less likely.

Has this laptop been acquired via the university? Then there might
be some nonstandard permissions.

The output of the command

icacls c:\

may tell us more about the permissions.

Siep Kroonenberg

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