[XeTeX] Problem updating TeXLive in Windows

John Was john.was at ntlworld.com
Tue Dec 16 23:09:57 CET 2008

Thanks for the response.

I think it may well be a bug.  I followed the directory path manually on the 
mirror site and the path is correct.  But a name change in a file somewhere 
might well have caused the process to falter.

I've now uninstalled XeTeX from the machine and reinstalled it, this time 
trying the GUI to update the installation from the Web.  This fails too: 
everything works as expected until the last step, when the GUI puts up a 
message to say that some elements have to be updated by closing the GUI down 
and running the batch file updater.bat.  But alas, that results in an error 
message, and after that point it's impossible to access the TeXLive Manager 
at all - it simply aborts.  I've done this twice now, so it wasn't a chance 

Thus, it seems that currently there is no reliable way to update the 
installation on a Windows XP machine - though no doubt some packages could 
be updated manually without doing damage, simply by replacing an older 
version of the relevant files with an updated one.  But this is clearly not 
very satisfactory.



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter Dyballa" <Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE>
To: "Unicode-based TeX for Mac OS X and other platforms" <xetex at tug.org>
Sent: Tuesday, December 16, 2008 6:46 PM
Subject: Re: [XeTeX] Problem updating TeXLive in Windows

Am 16.12.2008 um 14:54 schrieb John Was:

> Is it a bug, or do I just give up and go over to a Mac?

You have no network access. Or the host is down. The file's place in
the file system might have changed.

If none of these explanations is correct, then I'd report this to
mailto:tex-live at tug.org.



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