managing version 6 in a locked-down environment
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- Subject: [mg78377] managing version 6 in a locked-down environment
- From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
- Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 05:51:49 -0400 (EDT)
- Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
- Reply-to: murray at math.umass.edu
This is to ask whether anyone "out there", or anybody at WRI, has had
experience with, or insights about, managing a Mathematica 6.0
installation on a multiple-machine environment, such as in a college
computer lab, where things are very tightly controlled?
I have in mind the sort of environment where, for reasons of security,
write permission is only rarely allowed except for temporary, scratch
files in specified directories, and where any change to the program's
system files must be done first on a master disk image and then mirrored
to the individual machines. And in particular where such disk
re-imaging is only done, say, once per semester except in case of dire need.
What I'm concerned about is paclet updates, of course. (The issue of a
"service pack" release 6.1 or 6.01 or whatever, is a separate issue
that, in a situation such as ours, will likely be handled only when the
image for the subsequent semester is created.)
Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu
Mathematics & Statistics Dept.
Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H)
University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W)
710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801
Amherst, MA 01003-9305
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