[Solved] l3.ins does not unpack l3-packages correctly

Ross Moore Asks: l3.ins does not unpack l3-packages correctly
Trying to get l3color.sty I tried running sudo latex l3.ins which unpacked various files, but not packages. Examining l3.log there are lines Processing file l3color.dtx (package) -> expl3-code.tex for every package line.

This looks like the package is being written onto the file expl3-code.tex . Indeed the final version of this file looks like it is really l3deprecation.sty under the wrong name; this being the last package extracted.

My LaTeX versions are as follows LaTeX2e <2020-10-01> patch level 4 with L3 programming layer <2021-05-27>and l3.ins says Copyright (C) 2011,2012,2014-2021 The LaTeX Project which has lines like: from{l3color.dtx} {package}

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