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

Philip TAYLOR P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk
Thu Aug 2 23:54:35 CEST 2012

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.

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