tlmgr: temporary directories not cleaned up

Norbert Preining preining at
Wed Mar 6 03:00:33 CET 2019

Hi Johannes,

On Tue, 05 Mar 2019, Johannes Hielscher wrote:
> Some behaviour of tlmgr puzzles me. In my temporary directory
> (TEMP=/tmp/user/$UID under Debian), each run of `tlmgr update --self
> --all` (nothing else tried yet) creates a directory named with ten
> random characters (upper-/lowercase, and underscores), that contains
> files and subdirectories of equally obfuscated names. Each folder takes

Strange, I cannot reproduce this:
$ export TEMP=/tmp/foobar
$ echo $TEMP
$ ls $TEMP
$ tlmgr update --self --all
tlmgr (TLPDB): pinning warning: the package pattern texlive.infra* on the line:
  does not match any package
tlmgr: package repositories
	main = /home/norbert/public_html/tlpretest (verified)
	tlcontrib = /home/norbert/Domains/server/ (verified)
	tltexjp = /home/norbert/public_html/tltexjp (verified)
tlmgr: saving backups to /home/norbert/tl/2019/tlpkg/backups
[1/1, ??:??/??:??] update: 12many [376k] (1587 -> 15878 at main) ... done
running mktexlsr ...
done running mktexlsr.
running mtxrun --generate ...
done running mtxrun --generate.
tlmgr: package log updated: /home/norbert/tl/2019/texmf-var/web2c/tlmgr.log
$ ls $TEMP

?? Very strange?! I also checked other places temp files could be
created, but nothing remains there. This is all on Debian/unstable but
this shouldn't matter.



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