siepo at bitmuis.nl
Sun Mar 24 10:48:36 CET 2019
On Thu, Mar 21, 2019 at 04:33:30PM +0000, Taylor, P wrote:
> Siep Kroonenberg wrote:
> > It looks like the output from a stack trace. It means that tlshell
> > failed to start tlmgr.
> > I recall you mentioning that you keep several TeX Live distributions
> > on your system. It might be safer to do portable installations,
> > which by design do not get in each other's way. The file
> > tl-tray-menu.exe in the installation root creates a temporary tray
> > menu as a substitute for the TL menu under the start menu.
> OK, thank you for that feedback/suggestion Siep. If I use a portable
> installation, I remember the installer warning me that it might modify
> some of my pre-specified locations. In what circumstances would it do
Just try. The effect on the installer interface is immediate.
> that, and could it still share C:\TeX\Live\TeX-MF\Local, from where my
> (mandatory) support for Hebrew originates ? And is there a tracing
Anyhow, you should be able to define custom locations of trees in
> option by which I/we might learn more about why TLSHELL is (apparently)
> failing to start TLMGR ? I find that if I launch it from the command
> line (as "tlshell --debug"), it demands privilege elevation.
tlshell checks the registry whether it needs privilege escalation,
and does some murky process token stuff to check whether it has
I guess that tlshell does not find the relevant registry entry,
otherwise you would have gotten a UAC prompt.
Maybe it was a search path problem, which should be fixed in the
Or maybe the TL tree is read-only for non-adminstrators, although I
think that would have led to different symptoms.
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