[tex-live] texconfig conf
P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Tue Nov 29 10:11:24 CET 2011
Norbert Preining wrote:
> On Di, 29 Nov 2011, Philip TAYLOR wrote:
>>> > Hi, When I run texconfig conf I obtain no information whether I run
>>> > it as root or not,
>>> Why should it tell you who you are? TeX Live doesn't make any attempt
>>> to find this out.
>> Er, that is not what Ernesto probably meant, although I
>> can see that some might misunderstand him. I would
>> re-cast his words as :
>>> > Hi, When I run texconfig conf I obtain no information whether
>>> > or not I run it as root.
> And the answer remains the same,
> Why should tlmgr/texconf/whatever tell you that you are running
> as root. That you *definitely* should know yourself, and if
> you do NOT know, you should NOT be root!
Two non-native speakers, both convinced that they know
what a third non-native speaker means. A third, who
is a native speaker, believes that Ernesto means :
>>> > Hi, When I run texconfig conf I obtain no information.
>>> > It does not matter whether or not I run it as root.
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