[tex-live] Misplaced context files

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Fri Sep 4 17:17:40 CEST 2009

On Fr, 04 Sep 2009, Norbert Preining wrote:
> When installing with this tar unpacking context.tar does not succeed with
> the following errors:
> 	....\tar.exe: texmf-dist/context/data/texfont: Cannot utime: Permission denied
> and of that sort for each and every directory within context.tar.

Interestingly, no idea why, it seems that this shouldn't happen. Looking
into the source I see utime_error (which issues this warning) in 
          if (utimens (file_name, ts) != 0)
+#ifdef _MSC_VER /* fail expected if DIR */
+        /* a FAIL is expected if it is a DIRECTORY! */
+         if ( !st->is_dumpdir )
+#endif   /* _MSC_VER */
            utime_error (file_name);

Now from the comments it looks like it should not fail because it
is all about directories.

Maybe Akira can take a look at that. Or Tomek, you can compile on W32,


Best wishes


Dr. Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at>        Vienna University of Technology
Debian Developer <preining at debian.org>                         Debian TeX Group
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