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

cfrees at imapmail.org cfrees at imapmail.org
Fri Sep 12 22:31:24 CEST 2008

On Fri 12th Sep, 2008 at 15:22, Karl Berry seems to have written:

>    What role does /tmp/texlive.tlpdb.lzma play?
> We download the compressed version, then unpack it and put it in the
> texmf hierarchy.

Except that texlive.tlpdb can also end up in /tmp. Specifically, I have:
All are owned by root:wheel with 0644 permissions. The copies of
texlive.tlpdb in /tmp and in .../tlpkg differ. The version in /tmp
appears to be newer than the version in the texlive tree - revision
8538 vs. 8535.

- cfr

> 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
> successful.
> 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.
> Best,
> karl

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