[tex-live] tlmgr bug

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Fri May 18 22:00:46 CEST 2018

2018-05-18 15:57 GMT+02:00 Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at>:
> Hi Paulo,
> re-including the mailing list
>> My point is that this is "unfriendly" behaviours on part of tlmgr. It could
>> do two things right away:
>>      to check the permissions and inform the user at the start
> Umpf, the same could happen with *any* file installed in TL (4+ Gb) and
> that would mean we should check each and every file and directory for
> correct permissions ... sorry, no. And actually I don't know *any*
> program that does this.
>>       to offer to sudo at that particular point
TeX Live recommends _not_ to be installed and maintained by root,
so you should either follow the recommendation or feel consequences.

> Definitely not. I don't consider this the job of TeX Live.
> Even with aptitude here on Debian I don't like it when it asks me for
> root password. It is my job to become root to do this kind of stuff.
>> butchered by these font-installation-scripts and SX postings telling people
>> to "sudo texhax"...and that always implies that tlmgr will break down the
> Yes, unfortunately. But people have to learn.
> Norbert

Zdeněk Wagner

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