[tex-live] listing failed

Maxwell, Adam R adam.maxwell at pnl.gov
Thu Aug 27 00:20:10 CEST 2009

On 08/26/09 13:27, "Norbert Preining" <preining at logic.at> wrote:

> On Mi, 26 Aug 2009, Maxwell, Adam R wrote:
>> True, but that would require root privileges just to set a preference, which
>> is not typical behavior.
> Hmmm... but anyway updating a package also needs root privileges, no?

Yeah, it does.  So I have the infrastructure to do it easily enough, but I
have to think about where to put it; typically, modifying an application's
preferences should not require root.

Which reminds me that I should stat the install directory and see if it's
writeable before asking for root authorization.  Would checking the
permissions on `kpsewhich -var-value=SELFAUTOPARENT` be correct?  I've never
bothered to do this since most people are using MacTeX.
>>> (besides which, the output of `tlmgr option` is not
>>> necessarily machine readable).
>> ...and please don't interpret that as a feature request!  I don't want to
>> support options at this time.
> Too late, will be implemented tomorrow. I have to increase the pressure
> on all of you a bit ;-) (Joking, no need to implement anything now, but
> having the option is never a bad idea)

I knew I'd be too late :).  I'm going to add support for setting location,
anyway, so I can use it.


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