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Re: Problems with Cygwin-1.7.8 (or snapshot) and TeXLive 2010
- From: Ken Brown <kbrown at cornell dot edu>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 04 Mar 2011 10:24:23 -0500
- Subject: Re: Problems with Cygwin-1.7.8 (or snapshot) and TeXLive 2010
- References: <4D7006CD.firstname.lastname@example.org>
On 3/3/2011 4:23 PM, Angelo Graziosi wrote:
The last steps of installation regard the generation of format file for
all users (-rw-r--r-- root root), but with recent snapshots the format
file are creted only for root (-rwx-----+) (**) : these permissions
resemble those created when one installs native Windows applications
('c:\Program files' is full of similar files).
This reminds me of the discussion starting at
in which patching a file unexpectedly changed the permissions. The
issue turned out to be related to the ACLs on the temporary director
used by patch.
In the present situation, the texlive installer calls fmtutil-sys to
create the format files. I think fmtutil creates the files in a
temporary directory (using TMPDIR, TEMP, or TMP if they exist) and then
mv's them. Could this be your problem? What happens if you unset those
variables before installing texlive?
This is just a wild guess, and I'm not sure it explains why the problem
first shows up in recent snapshots.
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