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Re: Hi from the US

Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:31 am

Yes, TeX Live runs on Windows 8, and I heard that people already installed it on Windows 10.

It's not very operating system specific. The same binary runs on various Windows versions. It's like compiler and tools, not so operating system dependent like GUI applications.

As TeX Live runs on Windows, Mac OS X various versions, all Linuxes I know (Debian/Ubuntu, Suse, Redhad/Fedora, ...) and Unixes (NetBSD, FreeBSD, Solaris, ...) with very different processors, I'm sure a jump in the Windows version doesn't matter. And if it would at some time, I trust in the TeX Live maintainers and supporters that they would fix it.

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Postby tkelemen » Wed Oct 14, 2015 3:59 pm

Deleting MiKTeX and TexNicCenter and installing TeX Live did not work either.
I got this error message when installing TeX Live:
  1. Output folder: C:\Users\Evan\AppData\Local\Temp\nsdBBD7.tmp
  2. Create folder: C:\Users\Evan\AppData\Local\Temp\nsdBBD7.tmp\install-tl-20151012
  3. Output folder: C:\Users\Evan\AppData\Local\Temp\nsdBBD7.tmp\install-tl-20151012
  4. Extract: LICENSE.CTAN
  5. Extract: LICENSE.TL
  6. Extract: README
  7. Extract: README.usergroups
  8. Extract: index.html
  9. Extract: install-tl
  10. Extract: install-tl-advanced.bat
  11. Extract: install-tl-windows.bat
  12. Extract: release-texlive.txt
  13. Output folder: C:\Users\Evan\AppData\Local\Temp\nsdBBD7.tmp\install-tl-20151012\readme-html.dir
  14. ...
  15. Extract: install-tl-20151012\inst_mod.bat
  16. Starting the main installer:
  17. "C:\Users\Evan\AppData\Local\Temp\nsdBBD7.tmp\install-tl-20151012\inst_mod.bat"
  18. PATH=C:\Users\Evan\AppData\Local\Temp\nsdBBD7.tmp\install-tl-20151012\tlpkg\tlperl\bin;C:\ProgramData\Oracle\Java\javapath;C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\iCLS Client\;C:\Program Files\Intel\iCLS Client\;C:\WINDOWS\system32;C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wbem;C:\WINDOWS\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\;C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\SimplePass\;C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) Management Engine Components\DAL;C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) Management Engine Components\IPT;C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Management Engine Components\DAL;C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Management Engine Components\IPT;c:\Program Files\Intel\WiFi\bin\;c:\Program Files\Common Files\Intel\WirelessCommon\;C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2014a\runtime\win64;C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2014a\bin;C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2014a\polyspace\bin;C:\Program Files\nodejs\;C:\Program Files\VanDyke Software\Clients\;C:\Program Files (x86)\CambridgeSoft\ChemOffice2014\ChemScript\Lib;C:\Program Files (x86)\QuickTime\QTSystem\;C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\;C:\Users\Evan\AppData\Roaming\npm
  19. "C:\Users\Evan\AppData\Local\Temp\nsdBBD7.tmp\install-tl-20151012\install-tl"
  20. Loading
  21. Installing TeX Live 2015 from:
  22. Platform: win32 => 'Windows'
  23. Distribution: net (downloading)
  24. Using URL:
  25. Directory for temporary files: C:/Users/Evan/AppData/Local/Temp
  26. Installing [0001/3113, time/total: ??:??/??:??]: 12many [376k]
  27. Installing [0002/3113, time/total: 00:02/02:51:51]: 2up [66k]
  28. Installing [0003/3113, time/total: 00:02/02:26:24]: Asana-Math [482k]
  29. Installing [0004/3113, time/total: 00:04/02:19:49]: ESIEEcv [137k]
  30. Installing [0005/3113, time/total: 00:04/02:01:48]: FAQ-en [4971k]
  31. Installing [0006/3113, time/total: 00:08/42:46]: GS1 [1100k]
  32. Installing [0007/3113, time/total: 00:09/40:41]: HA-prosper [266k]
  33. Installing [0008/3113, time/total: 00:11/47:56]: IEEEconf [188k]
  34. Installing [0009/3113, time/total: 00:11/46:45]: IEEEtran [1323k]
  35. Installing [0010/3113, time/total: 00:13/47:03]: MemoirChapStyles [739k]
  36. Installing [0011/3113, time/total: 00:14/46:47]: SIstyle [338k]
  37. ...
  38. Installing [2219/3113, time/total: 43:19/01:00:20]: properties [3k]
  39. Installing [2220/3113, time/total: 43:19/01:00:20]: proposal [1936k]
  40. Installing [2221/3113, time/total: 43:22/01:00:19]: prosper [425k]
  41. xzdec: (stdin): Unexpected end of input
  42. tar: Only read 9940 bytes from archive C:\texlive\2015\temp\prosper.doc.tar
  43. untar: untarring C:\texlive\2015\temp\prosper.doc.tar failed (in C:\texlive\2015\texmf-dist)
  44. untarring C:\texlive\2015\temp\prosper.doc.tar failed, stopping install.
  45. Installation failed.
  46. Rerunning the installer will try to restart the installation.
  47. Or you can restart by running the installer with:
  48. install-tl.bat --profile installation.profile [EXTRA-ARGS]
  49. C:\Users\Evan\AppData\Local\Temp\nsdBBD7.tmp\install-tl-20151012\install-tl: Writing log in current directory: C:/Users/Evan/AppData/Local/Temp/nsdBBD7.tmp/install-tl-20151012/install-tl.log
  50. Press any key to continue . . .
  51. Completed
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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Wed Oct 14, 2015 4:48 pm

It's not meaningful to post all unrelated data here, such as all those "Extract" or "Installing" lines which is simple information. The error happened at the end.

It as written: "Rerunning the installer will try to restart the installation."
Did you do that already?

An installation over the Internet can take an hour or so (depending on the Internet speed) and sometimes it can be interrupted. The installer can be started again, it would skip the already downloaded packages and continue at the error point, re-downloading the interrupted package.

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Postby tkelemen » Thu Oct 15, 2015 2:04 am

Hi Stefan,

I reran the installer and it did not work the second time either.

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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Thu Oct 15, 2015 11:13 am

Hi Evan,

did it happen with the same package, that is, did it stop again at the prosper package?
If it ran longer, stopped at another package, simply repeat. There can be an interruption sometimes, at one of the packages, but the installation can be restarted to recover. It caches earlier files, and uses MD5 checksums for verifying completeness. It can take several restarts, until it's completely finished, especially when the Internet line is not perfect or the computer is busy at a point. That's why there's the recovery method, as it installs thousands of packages.

If it's always stopping at the prosper package, you could change the install repository (in case the file would be damaged there), or explicitly omit this package from the installation.

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Postby tkelemen » Fri Oct 16, 2015 4:48 am

Hi Stefan,

I repeated the TeX Live installer for a 3rd time and it worked! Thank you for your help.

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Postby cgnieder » Sat Nov 07, 2015 3:29 pm

Hi Evan,

welcome to the LaTeX community!

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