[tex-live] Update problem ?

Dan Luecking luecking at uark.edu
Thu Mar 5 22:43:37 CET 2009

2009/3/5 15:46:37 CET Zdenek Wagner 
at gmail.com>:

>2009/3/5 Nicolas Vaughan 
><<http://tug.org/mailman/listinfo/tex-live>nivaca at gmail.com>:
> > Hello,
> > Almost a week ago I've been having problems updating TeX Live 2008. I'm on
> > Windows Vista and have the lastest tlmgr script.
> > For each file tlmgr wants to update, I get these error notifications:
> >
>Strange... I have just tried in Linux and update works. Anyway, the
>files you reported are not part of zwpagelayout.
> > [19/19] update: zwpagelayout (11767 -> 12283) ... tar: Could not 
> create file
> > .svn/text-base/README.svn-base: Permission denied

It seems all recently added tar.lzma files contain a ./.svn directory
(parallel to texmf) that contains read-only files. This causes failures
upon installation.

I would guess that trying to correct the .svn problems of tex4ht
has inadvertantly created a problem for all updates/installs.


Daniel H. Luecking
Department of Mathematical Sciences
University of Arkansas
"Dubito ergo cogito, cogito ergo sum" --Descartes

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