[texhax] installing TexLive

Fernando Gouvea fqgouvea at colby.edu
Thu Feb 4 02:57:59 CET 2010

I'm trying to install TeXLive on my laptop. The CTAN site suggests 
downloading install-tl.zip and then running the batch file. I just did 
that, and install-tl seems to hang after several preliminary stuff 
(setting PATH and so on), at the point where it calls perl. The window 
just stays there and nothing happens. After a while, I get tired and hit 
control-C, and it stops.

Any ideas?


Fernando Q. Gouvea
Carter Professor of Mathematics
Colby College                     Editor, FOCUS
Mayflower Hill 5836               Editor, MAA Reviews
Waterville, ME 04901		
fqgouvea at colby.edu

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