[tldoc] Re: TeX Live Windows Installer

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Tue Oct 11 03:33:47 CEST 2005

    But the README in the _inst_ section does not tell that there is some
    installer for Win. 

Well, I see the following:

<dd>A complete system on CD, for installing on Unix (including MacOSX)
  or Windows;

But I agree this was rather insufficient.  And as you noted the text
about the live dist has become wrong since Pawel implemented a live
installer at the last second.  (After the last second, actually.)

So I made the changes below to readme.en.html.  Hope they suit.  Sorry ...

You can get the full README.EN and readme.en.html files from


==== //depot/Master/readme.en.html#3 - /home/karl/src/Master/readme.en.html ====
@@ -48,9 +48,8 @@
   programs directly from the mounted DVD; see the documentation for
   details.  Or you can install to disk by executing the script
   <tt>install-tl.sh</tt> in the <tt>texlive</tt> directory under Unix,
-  including MacOSX.  Unfortunately, it does not contain a native
-  installer for Windows (<a
-  href="http://tug.org/texlive/windows.html">more info</a>).
+  including MacOSX.  A Windows installer named <tt>tlpmgui</tt> is also
+  available, in the <tt>setup-win32</tt> directory.
   <p>The live DVD also contains other distributions: proTeXt (see
   below); MacTeX, for MacOSX; and a snapshot of CTAN.  Each of these are
@@ -63,7 +62,8 @@
   or Windows; in order to make it fit, we had to compress everything we
   could.  Therefore, it is not possible to run TeX directly from the
   installable CD; you have to install it to disk (hence its name).  Do
-  this by running <tt>./install-tl.sh</tt>.
+  this by running <tt>./install-tl.sh</tt> on Unix or MacOSX, or
+  <tt>setup-win32/tlpmgui</tt> on Windows.
   <p><!-- spacing kludge -->

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