[tex-live] Bug in TexLive 2005 and 2007? Non-writable aux-file

Heiko Oberdiek oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de
Wed Mar 7 10:10:07 CET 2007

On Wed, Mar 07, 2007 at 07:49:53AM +0000, Philip & Le Khanh wrote:

> Karl Berry wrote:
> >However, in the case of just pressing RET, I see no harm in asking again
> >(not trying to open *any* files in the meantime).  As a TeX user, I
> >would be rather surprised if the job aborted from simply pressing RET.
> >TeX has never behaved that way in the past.
> Are you sure that "not try to open *any* files in the meantime"
> is the most appropriate behaviour ?  Might a user not use
> "RET" to indicate "I've fixed the protections; please try again" ?

This would imply that the *same* file name is tried. However,
the discussed implementations use obscure file names difficult
to be guessed by the user.
  And the problem remains, how the user can exit the prompt
loop in a reliable way.

Yours sincerely
  Heiko <oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de>

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