[tex-live] ctan->tl updates caught up

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Fri Aug 3 01:11:09 CEST 2012

2012/8/2 Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk>:
> Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
>> Sure, but if a program running in the background with higher
>> privileges prevents other programs from creating/modifying files,
>> it's a technical problem, not a matter of taste.  You can ask as many
>> smartasses as you want and everyone has a different opinion indeed.
>> It would be more helpful if one of those smartasses comes up with a
>> technical solution rather than telling us his opinion.
> As Yury has already pointed out, the preferred solution if
> an update cannot replace a file because it is currently in
> use (by a virus scanner, or anything else) is to queue
> a boot-time job to replace the file and then advise the
> user that a re-boot will be needed.
> ** Phil.

Would it help? I would assume that the scanner starts earlier and it
may (or may not) lock the same file. If the boot-time queue starts
earlier, then the scanner is useless because this is the perfect way
how viruses may enter the system

Zdeněk Wagner

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