[tex-live] failed messages on updating texlive2011

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Fri Oct 21 01:00:47 CEST 2011

On Do, 20 Okt 2011, ravi wrote:
> from Stefan Löffler, I used the following command to get ownership of the
> texlive installation:
> chown -R "$USER" /usr/local/texlive

Well, you did install it initially as root, how can you expect
that you can change *afterwards* files as normal user? Of course
you got access denied errors.

Sometimes I ask myself why people don't know the difference
between root and normal user, and why we have to do Unix consulting jobs?

> This is a summary of all `failed' messages:
> `pdftex -ini -jobname=eplain -progname=eplain -translate-file=cp227.tcx
> *eplain.ini' failed

Well, as long as you do not show us the failed output ... there
should be files 
under /usr/local/texlive/2011/texmf-var/web2c/pdftex/..
etc etc, 

Can you send

Or first take a look for yourself, maybe there is something obvious in

And by theway, the output of
	tlmgr conf
please send also!!!!!

Best wishes

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