[tex-live] Why is "create symlinks in standard directories" option hidden?

Denis Bitouzé dbitouze at wanadoo.fr
Sun May 19 15:19:44 CEST 2013

Le dimanche 19/05/13 à 21h07,
Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at> a écrit :

> Because we do NOT recommend using it.

If so, why providing it?

AFAICS, it is very convenient: no post-install configuration needed,
same process with every shell, everything works out of the box, etc.
What are the drawbacks?

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