[OS X TeX] ConTeXt updater deletes user files?!
Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Wed Dec 13 14:19:12 EST 2006
Am 13.12.2006 um 17:29 schrieb Oliver Buerschaper:
> When I upgraded to the latest release on 8 Dec I lost all my user
> files (local setup, modules etc.) stored in ../share/texmf.local/
> tex/context/user/. The updater isn't supposed to touch this
> directory, is it?
No, it is! I think the ConTeXt updates never went into texmf.gwtex.
This is bad design – and a bad tool that deletes a whole branch
although it knows exactly which files it had installed before. This
is something i-Installer could learn from Fink.
> Is there a way to recover those deleted files?
Recover from backup!
You can try something different, which might lead to the same data
loss, because i-Installer might like, with M$ in mind, to re-fetch
the "original" remotely dictating property list file:
invoke in Terminal 'open <path to i-Packages>/context-update.ii2/
double-click it in a Finder's view
change the install_location string to /usr/local/teTeX/share/
You might also need to update some stamps in the property list, but
it's nowhere documented how they are constructed, to make i-Installer
accept this plist file as the most recent and proper one.
Mit friedvollen Grüßen
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