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Re: May a package assume that builds are performed with root-like rights?

Daniel Schepler <schepler@math.berkeley.edu> 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

Regards, Frank

Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX)

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