[tex-live] [tlpmgui] tlpmgui starts in the wrong mode under Win32

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Fri Feb 2 15:26:51 CET 2007

2007/2/2, Frank Küster <frank at kuesterei.ch>:
> "Zdenek Wagner" <zdenek.wagner at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 2007/2/2, Philip Taylor (Webmaster) <P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk>:
> >>
> >>
> >> Zdenek Wagner wrote:
> >>
> >>  > You should not consider texmf trees as data but as a part of the
> >>  > program.
> >>
> >> But they /are/ data, and should be treated as such.  Indeed,
> >> I would go further : the basic TEXMF structure should be
> >> read-only data; the TEXMFVAR structure should be read/write.
> >> And TEXMFLOCAL (I have never used TEXMFHOME) should be write-
> >> locked but easily unlockable/relockable if one needs to add
> >> packages.  It is not at /all/ clear to me why one might want
> >
> > Access rights are set almost that way in Linux.
> I don't understand what you want to say here - but for sure on Linux
> the distinction between data and programs as described by Phil has a
> long tradition, is mandated by the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard and is
> usually followed quite strictly.  Not to forget that TeX Live has
> inherited from teTeX a build configuration that allows it to be easily
> adapted to this separation: binaries end up in /usr/bin, data in
> /usr/share/texmf*, variable stuff in /var/lib/texmf.
I wanted to say that the owner of texmf-dist is root and permitions
are 0755 (I hope I remember it well). Thus for normal users it is read

> This is a valid argument.  However I'm not sure whether normal users
> actually install different versions in parallel, or whether it's not
> equally "normal" to want separate partitions for programs and data.
Probably only a few expert users do so but I am not sure.

> > I always prefer if related files are together. If I wish to remove TL,
> > I just remove one tree, not files from several trees.
> It seems the installer needs an uninstall option...
Windows users are accustomed to Add/Remove programs so an unistall
option will be natural for them (I believe).

> Regards, Frank
> --
> Dr. Frank Küster
> Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
> Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

Zdeněk Wagner

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