[tex-live] "chmod" flags for windows executables

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Thu Nov 8 23:44:32 CET 2007


I would like to suggest applying the "executable" flag on windows
binaries in TeX Live, even though that's usually not a problem since
windows usually doesn't follow those flags (but there might be some
crazy users out there misusing binaries form TeX Live for other


Actually, I'm experiencing some *really weird* permission problems
when using rsync on windows to fetch copies of windows binaries from
TeX Live (when I rsync from a server, binaries don't work unless I
apply chmod 7xx to them after using rsync, although the right settings
don't cure my problem). If anyone has any experience with rsync on
windows or if anyone knows if it's possible to build rsync in
cygwin-independent (or any other windows-friendly) way, please let me

Thanks a lot,

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