[tex-live] updmap and /

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Sun Mar 1 23:57:21 CET 2009

Karl Berry wrote:
>     I any case, a script like this should not make the assumption that / is 
>     readable
> I don't agree that we have to cater to every conceivable(*) system
> configuration, but anyway, I just make my / mode 711 and ran
>   cd / && rm -rf /tmp/somedir
> and it worked fine, with a couple different rm's.  Therefore I surmise
> that your rm is also behaving oddly.  Or maybe you have an alias or
> something? That wouldn't affect the shell script but would affect your
> command line test.
> Anyway, I'll think about cd-ing to the script's cwd instead.
> karl
> (*) I have never seen any reports of a system that makes / unreadable
> before.  It seems fundamentally wrong-headed to me.


should be a pretty standard RedHat As 4

rm (coreutils) 5.2.1


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