[tex-live] gpg with tlmgr with tl 2016 pretest, etc, on a Mac

Jim Reeds jareeds at gmail.com
Fri Apr 29 01:11:18 CEST 2016

Norbert suggested running (on my Mac Book Pro, running OS X 10.11.4)

>         TL_GNUPGARGS="--no-secmem-warning --no-permission-warning
> --lock-never"
>         export TL_GNUPGARGS
> followed by
>         tlmgr update --list
> Does that fix the problem for you?

Yes, this makes tlmgr seem to work as it did under TL2015: that is, without
needing to
exercise root privileges just to see if something needs updating.  I
understand why
root powers are needed to actually install stuff, but resent  needing them
to simply
check if updates are available.  Presumably tlmgr has long since had a
for preventing concurrent runs clobbering the TL tree; if so, I don't see
why gpg needs
to do file locking, too.

Happy & grateful, with all best wishes,
Jim Reeds
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