Re: May a package assume that builds are performed with root-like rights?
Daniel Schepler <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Here's a thought: how hard would it be to make TeX fall back to caching in a
> directory under the user's home directory (maybe $HOME/.fonts/texmf or so) if
> it can't write to /var/cache/fonts?
It would be extremely hard (at least 5 different shell scripts access
it, interact with each other, etc.), and difficult to handle when
upstream changes the scripts. We can suggest it to upstream, but I
guess they should rather use the coding time to implement a sane caching
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