Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 209886
An extra dir appears in the system root / after last updates
Last modified: 2013-07-02 19:17:29 EDT
After the updating of tetex packages an extra directory has appeared in the
(This directory contains only an empty subdir web2c and a file ls-R).
At least both tetex-3.0-20.FC5 and tetex-3.0-29.fc5 are affected.
It seems that update/install process expects the invoking under a user, and
tries to write the ~/.texmf-var to the homedir of the user. The actual install
knows nothing about "a user", or just has the empty HOME environment. And
"private-user-config" subdir appears at the system root "/" ...
Weird, I cannot see it while installing tetex-3.0-29.fc5 to a pristine chroot.
I'll try to install tetex-3.0-20.FC5 and to upgrade to tetex-3.0-29.fc5 to see
It seems that it happened at some previous updates of tetex.
When I remove this dir before the updating to the latest tetex, it not appears
after the update.
IMHO if you cannot reproduce this issue, just let foo on it... :)
Ok, I tested the update from tetex-3.0-20.FC5 to tetex-3.0-29.fc5 and saw no
/.texmf-var in root of the chroot -> closing NOTABUG, feel free to open another
bug when some other breakage occurs though ;-)