Unwritable texmf-local after installing texlive 2020

Philip Taylor P.Taylor at Hellenic-Institute.Uk
Fri May 15 17:41:58 CEST 2020

Barry MacKichan wrote:

> I deleted all the contents of texlive from my C: drive on Windows 2007.

Are you sure ?  I am familiar with Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 and Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2019, but Windows 2007 is a variant of which I have never heard.
Apart from that :  did you delete everything /including/ C:\texlive (not just contents but directories, sub-directories and so on) ?

> I created the C:\texlive\texmf-local directory and added a single file in new subdirectories, C:\texlive\texmf-local\tex\latex\TCItex\welcome.tex.
> Then I did the default network install, and then ran texhash. I got this result:

Did you do both as the same user, and did you get a UAC prompt on either or both occasions ?

> The property dialogs for ls-R and ls-R.orig show that no user has any privileges on either file, but that the file owner can create them. This problem is fatal to our installation for Scientific Word and Scientific WorkPlace, and may force us to retreat the texlive 2019.

If by "retreat the texlive 2019" you mean "revert to texlive 2019", that will not be the end of the world, but you /should/ be able to have both TeX Live 2019 & TeX Live 2020 installed concurrently.

/Philip Taylor/
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