[tex-live] Bad perms in 2016 texmf ?

Ken Moffat zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com
Wed Jun 29 22:59:14 CEST 2016

On Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 01:01:07AM +0000, Karl Berry wrote:

(replying to the list now that I've had time to use it)

> Hi Ken - you probably have no reason to spend more time on it, but FYI,
> I've recreated the texmf tarball as texlive-20160523b-texmf.tar.xz in
> ftp://tug.org/historic/systems/texlive/2016/ (also .sha512 and .asc).
> Hopefully the permissions are more reasonable.
> I found some Japanese property list (.pl) files that were spuriously
> executable due to the conflict with .pl for Perl.  I fixed those.
> Aside from that, under doc/ and source/, there may well be some scripts
> which are not executable (especially if they don't have an extension),
> but I've never worried about that.  (People can always invoke them
> "manually".)  I'm more interested in fixing files that are executable
> and shouldn't be, if you find any of those.  (gmglo.ist is fixed.)
> Thanks/sorry,
> Karl

Works fine for me.  In the previous version, it was only the
'unreadable by others' files and directories that made me look.
Those are all gone, and all my limited tests now pass.

Thanks again.

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and deserve to get it good and hard -- H.L. Mencken

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