[tex-live] fmtutil(-sys) --all reports errors

Peter Ragosch peter.ragosch at t-online.de
Sun Sep 21 22:00:36 CEST 2008

Am Sonntag, 21. September 2008 20:34:23 schrieb George N. White III:
> On Sun, Sep 21, 2008 at 9:56 AM, Peter Ragosch
> <peter.ragosch at t-online.de> wrote:
> > No.  I've started 'fmtutil-sys --all' from my HOME, but the TEXDIR
> > belongs to USERS --- not to ROOT --- for simplifying upgrades. I know
> > that's not "correct", but gives no trouble in the past.
> On the contrary, with "real" TeX Live all the files are kept out of the
> system trees.  Given the basic rule that root should run only what is
> necessary and nothing else, the TEXDIR should belong to whatever user
> manages TeX, and the -sys functions should be run as that user (e.g., sudo
> -u texadm .. is preferable to sudo ...).

I agree, in case one would separate USERS from ROOT as usual, sudo -u texadm 
is an interesting strategy on a multiuser system.


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