[tex-live] pdftex and other binaries updates

cfrees at imapmail.org cfrees at imapmail.org
Sat Sep 27 15:18:04 CEST 2008

On Sat 27th Sep, 2008 at 08:00, George N. White III seems to have written:

> Running something as complex and unproven as tlmgr with more than
> ordinary privileges is a risk.  The real TeX Live is self-contained, so once
> the top level directory is created and ownership changed to that of the TL
> manager, root is not required.

The MacTeX installer sets things up so that the texlive hierarchy is
owned by root which obviously means that tlmgr requires root privileges
if it is to make changes to the file system. Should users change this
post-install? (Or should the installer really be setting things up

- cfr

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