[tex-live] tlmgr: permissions on /tmp/texlive.tlpdb.lzma

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Fri Sep 12 22:22:46 CEST 2008

    What role does /tmp/texlive.tlpdb.lzma play?

We download the compressed version, then unpack it and put it in the
texmf hierarchy.  It's not relevant after that.  (I wasn't aware
actually we used /tmp, but I assume that is the story.)  We should
probably at least delete it after we are done if everything was

Meanwhile, indeed, you can't download as root and then as non-root.
Remove the file if you have such a permission error.

Or so it seems to me ... it's always hard to envision the exact state of
everyone's system from afar.


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