[tex-live] TL 2010 installation does not correctly set path in presence of TL 2009

Philip Taylor (Webmaster, Ret'd) P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Tue Jul 6 16:56:01 CEST 2010

T T wrote:

> Windows doesn't allow for user path to take precedence over the system
> path, as Manuel already noted.  There is nothing we do about this one.

Agreed : Microsoft write "the user path is appended to the system path. "
>>> Perhaps the installer should try to detect such cases and issue a warning, but
>>> it is the little surprises that keep life interesting.
>> It seems to me the installer is already doing that. From Phil's original message:
>> Warning: conflicting [pdf]tex program found on the system path in [...]

But this message is concealed in a 11930-line file; should not
warnings and errors be additionally displayed as the final
step in the console window (and perhaps a flashing red icon
appear in the GUI warning the user of this, and allowing
a GUI way of seeing warnings and errors) ?

** Phil.

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