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Philip Taylor P.Taylor at Hellenic-Institute.Uk
Sun May 31 18:27:55 CEST 2020

Ron RJF Fehd wrote:

> for Windows installation
> remember to right-click on <tl-install.exe> (sp?)
> and choose:
> Run as administrator
> There are a number of programs run by the installer
> and they need read/write privileges in order to complete.
> in particular: ls-R
> which is the list of folders to search for
> classes (*.cls)
> and packages (*.sty), etc.

Although I personally always install TeX Live as administrator, not everyone does, and Siep Kroonenberg, who knows more about TeX Live installation than most people, wrote earlier this year :

> On Mon, Mar 09, 2020 at 08:09:37PM +0000, Philip Taylor wrote:
>>> No difference.  Still ERROR on "Update all".  And deleting the old "tlperl"
>>> hierarchy was non-trivial; I had to accept UAC prompts, but then it told me
>>> that I needed permission from myself, which it appeared not to have, so in
>>> the end I had to delete nested contents before I could eventually delete the
>>> directories themselves ...
> The horrors of UAC and NTFS permissions... It might have been simpler
> just to rename tlperl.
> Do you_need_  an admin install?

suggesting (to me at least) that "Install as administrator" is (a) not necessary, and (b) possibly undesirable.

Philip Taylor

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