[tex-live] hausarbeit-jura packaging bug

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Fri Oct 18 00:25:13 CEST 2013

    Why not using \write18 in dtx source 

In addition to the portability issues that David rightly mentions,
\write18 is not enabled by default and never will be (nor will I enable
it when processing updates from CTAN for TL, except on case-by-case
as-needed basis; so far it's needed for exactly one package).

mv is clearly an unsafe command, so can't be added to
shell_escape_commands.  (makeindex is already there; that's a completely
different case.)

My conclusion remains the same: authors should not incorporate their
README's in their dtx's.  That is the simple and safe way to address the


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