The (tlmgr) options ... have been superseded by verify-repo

Norbert Preining norbert at
Mon Mar 25 10:25:12 CET 2019


> Yes, right. But apologies, it actually came from my TL2017 config,

Umpf, yeah indeed, 2018 we didn't do anything there ;-)

> I understand, but imagine some malicious person placed that
> config, imagine that I don't have access rights to 2019/texmf-config/tlmgr
> as is default if installation was done by an sudo user with admin
> rights and perhaps I have no admin rights.

Well, the one who installs TL can put files into
2019/texmf-config/tlmgr, but could also change pdflatex to a shell
script that does rm -rf $HOME ... ;-)



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