[tex-live] Bad perms in 2016 texmf ?

Ken Moffat zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com
Sat Jun 25 04:16:14 CEST 2016

On Sat, Jun 25, 2016 at 03:02:18AM +0200, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
> On 2016-06-25 at 00:34:11 +0100, Ken Moffat wrote:
>  > I've had a bad day...
> If your internet connection isn't extraordinary slow, it's better to
> throw everything away and install TeX Live again.
> Fixing file permissions manually is time-consuming and you can never
> be sure that everything you've done is correct.   
> Regards,
>   Reinhard

I'm installing from source (I moved the initial binary install out
of the way after I had modified both my asymptote tests to work as
expected on a system where all the system libs were built with gcc6).

For a binary install, yes, reinstall (hopefully, with better
downloads after an update).  But some of us prefer building from
source.  And we get all the pleasure of discovering new breakages
when system packages change (not just gcc or libstdc++, I think it
was grep which caused problems in xindy in the last year or so).

Fortunately I have the moved binary files to compare (and they are

At the moment I'm reinstalling again (I've lost count of the times
I've done this, but at least my i7 is quite quick) :

 find -perm 600 -o -perm 640 -o -perm 700 -exec chmod ...

is only chmodding the files matched by the last test.  Retrying with

Yes, you CAN fool most of the people some of the time.

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