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

George N. White III gnwiii at gmail.com
Tue Jul 6 19:19:09 CEST 2010

On Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 11:56 AM, Philip Taylor (Webmaster, Ret'd)
<P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk> wrote:
> 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) ?

It would be useful to see a small table summarizing the number
of various types of errors/warnings at the end of the run with
some indication importance.

George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia

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