I've decided to replace my current MiKTeX installation with TeX Live 2012, and (like previous times) it isn't going too well. Instead of giving up however, I figured I'd ask here this time :)
I downloaded the TeX Live 2012 image file (ISO) and mounted it on my machine.
Double-clicking the batch file simply doesn't work (my guess is it needs admin privileges), but running it from the command line (Windows+R
RET will start it with admin privileges) at least gets the process started. (Tkinter pops up, bunch of options, etc.).
I set my options such that it will install for all users. All other options are left as default.
The installation proceeds as one would expect until the following package is installed, throwing the following error:
Installing [0244/2479, time/total: 01:08/09:42]: boxhandler [343k] Partial download of E:/archive/boxhandler.source.tar.xz found, removing it. untar: untarring C:\texlive\2012\temp\boxhandler.source.tar failed (in C:\texlive\2012\texmf-dist) untarring C:\texlive\2012\temp\boxhandler.source.tar failed, stopping install. Installation failed. Rerunning the installer will try to restart the installation. Or you can restart by running the installer with: install-tl.bat --profile installation.profile [EXTRA-ARGS]
It consistently fails upon this, and
perl.exe crashed shortly thereafter, apparently inhibiting the write of
The exact same thing happens with a text-based interface.
Thought: TeX Live comes with