installing a package as nonroot

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Sun Nov 12 19:03:09 CET 2023

On Sun, Nov 12, 2023 at 06:14:22PM +0100, Zdenek Wagner wrote:

> usermod -aG texlive itz

> This is what I do when adding users to groups.


adduser is a debian/ubuntu wrapper script that does the right thing.

What I suspect is that the install command is not "pure" in the sense
that it not only creates new files but also modifies existing files,
such as (maybe?) logfiles, and the permissions dance I'd done didn't
affect those.

Can you confirm tlmgr does such things, or perhaps point me to
relevant docs or code?


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