[tex-live] Warning with tlmgr

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Fri Dec 4 16:29:49 CET 2015

Hi Rolf,

> Redundant argument in sprintf at /usr/local/texlive/2015/bin/x86_64-linux/tlmgr line 3123.

> This is perl 5, version 22, subversion 0 (v5.22.0) built for x86_64-linux-thread-multi

Interesting. THis is propably:
	sprintf ('%*2$s', $currnr, $totalnrdigits)

perl 5.20 manual says:
            (minimum) width
                Arguments are usually formatted to be only as wide as required
                to display the given value. You can override the width by
                putting a number here, or get the width from the next argument
                (with "*") or from a specified argument (e.g., with "*2$"):

                 printf "<%s>", "a";       # prints "<a>"
                 printf "<%6s>", "a";      # prints "<     a>"
                 printf "<%*s>", 6, "a";   # prints "<     a>"
                 printf '<%*2$s>', "a", 6; # prints "<     a>"
                 printf "<%2s>", "long";   # prints "<long>" (does not truncate)

(in perldoc sprintf)

SO I am a bit surprised.

Can you please check what perl 5.22 docs say to sprintf and this case?



PREINING, Norbert                               http://www.preining.info
JAIST, Japan                                 TeX Live & Debian Developer
GPG: 0x860CDC13   fp: F7D8 A928 26E3 16A1 9FA0  ACF0 6CAC A448 860C DC13

More information about the tex-live mailing list