[tldoc] [tldev] no more \write18

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Tue Oct 20 07:39:10 CEST 2009

On Di, 20 Okt 2009, Staszek Wawrykiewicz wrote:
> On Tue, 20 Oct 2009, Karl Berry wrote:
> > I have updated all the documentation except Chinese (writing separately
> > to those folks) to remove the mentions of the \write18 option in the
> > installer [now removed] and the two paragraphs about \write18 in the
> > "Present" [now disabled] section.  I added
> > \begin{comment}...\end{comment} in the latter case.
> > 
> > Hopefully my editing and/or recompiling did not corrupt every
> > 8-or-more-bit character in the tex and/or pdf and/or html.  Please check
> > if you have a chance.
> > 
> > http://tug.org/svn/texlive/trunk/Master/texmf/doc/texlive/
> > (may not be there for an hour or so, as I write this, I just did the
> > commit.)
> Please include in your translations also the following changes
> (diff -u against rev. 15840 found on svn, as Karl wrote above).
> Also install-lnx-main.png should be changed, but I do not know
> who made that ("Allow execution of restricted list...." to remove).

I posted some explanation why it might be BAD to disable that
option and better to leave it and add a bug report !!!!!!!!

Karl ... up to you.



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