[tex-live] [tlpmgui] [BUG] which.exe in \setuptl directory does not work on x64 windows (fwd)

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Wed Sep 19 02:03:33 CEST 2007

Siep Kroonenberg writes:

 >> I still can't guarantee that I can provide a new installer before
 >> TL2008 is released, but if a Perl compiler is available it should be
 >> quite easy to create a standalone Perl script which uses the which()
 >> function I recently added to Master/tlpkg/TeXLive/TLUtils.pm .
 >> If anybody is interested in a standalone Perl script "which.pl",
 >> please let me know.  I can provide such a script within a few minutes.
 >> I try to code the functions as platform independent as possible, but I
 >> can't test anything on Windows.  Hence, I depend on feedback from
 >> Windows users.

 > I was indeed sort-of assuming that a Perl installer would take care
 > of this functionality.

Yes, it's unavoidable.
 > I think I mentioned that I have a Mingw-compiled Perl including
 > perl/tk and a registry access module. If anybody is interested, I
 > can make a tar or zip available for download, together with some
 > sample code for accessing the registry.

Sounds quite promising, please proceed.  Maybe it's best to put it
into the repository.


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