[tex-live] strange changing permissions

Adam R. Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Fri Mar 19 22:39:28 CET 2010

On Mar 19, 2010, at 4:17 AM, George N. White III wrote:

> If we keep TL under a normal user ownership, console users with
> admin rights can still do TL admin as on a personal Mac, we just have
> to revert ownership (using sudo) before doing tladmin.  Running one
> "chown" is a small fraction of the potential for damage that you could
> get from a bug or intentional hack in one of the many TL admin tools.

That makes sense, but who or what is changing the ownership such that you have to use chown?

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