[tex-live] tlmgr leaves texlive.tlpdb.SOMETHING

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Wed Jul 2 03:29:44 CEST 2014

On 2014-07-02 at 01:04:22 +0200, Martin Schröder wrote:

 > 2014-07-02 0:42 GMT+02:00 Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at>:
 > > Does that suffice for an explanation?
 > Yes. :-)
 > So one copy remaining is o.k.?

This doesn't hurt me because the amount of such files is quite small.

However, whenever I run 'tlmgr update' a temporary file is created in
$TMPDIR.  It's not removed if it's not needed anymore.  It's no
problem either but IMO it's good practice to remove temporary files if
they aren't needed anymore.

For getnonfreefonts I wrote a signal handler which supports signals
supported by Unix and Windows.  I derived the Windows stuff from the
sources of the Windows C runtime library (MSVCRT.DLL).

I could add the signal handler to TLUtils.pm but in order to test it I
have to know *where* in tlmgr these temporary files are created.  I
made several attempts to find it out but tlmgr loads many packages and
searching for the filename is impossible because it's a random number:

  $ cat /tmp/R42fZc7qcs
  52df45708a2dcc1ef0764100b1c8eb0a  texlive.tlpdb

Norbert, can you give me a hint *where* in tlmgr these files are


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