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

David Kastrup dak at gnu.org
Sat Mar 10 11:37:52 CET 2007

Hans Hagen <pragma at wxs.nl> writes:

> Heiko Oberdiek wrote:
>> If the user is asked for an output file name, then we already have
>> an error condition. If the user does not provide a file name, then
>> he is probably unable/unwilling to provide the correct error
>> recovery. Then just aborting is IMHO the best choice than writing
>> to more or less randomly choosen file names with the risk of
>> overwriting files.
> this may be true for a tex file, but not for a pdf file ... one can
> have a pdf file locked by the viewer, and after closing the file (in
> the viewer) hitting return will continue the job, which is quite
> convenient in an edit/run/preview cycle

This is basically a single application on a single operating system
phenomenon (Acrobat reader on Windows).

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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