[OS X TeX] Hidden .PfaEdit folder

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Sat Dec 11 15:55:13 EST 2004

I did not update ff after "pfaedit 20040519" (been too busy). I would 
have updated ff recently if not Apple replaced my 40GB disk iBook with 
a (in all other respect a lot better) 30GB iBook (which meant I lost 
space for my working Jaguar boot disk and I need to make a new setup 
first before I can again compile stuff (which I do under 10.2.8 

So... one more reason to get some sort of mobile 10.2.8 setup running 
(maybe I could put it on my iPod and boot from that).


On 11 Dec 2004, at 17:02, George Williams wrote:

> On Sat, 2004-12-11 at 01:07, Gerben Wierda wrote:
>> On 10 Dec 2004, at 13:01, Jeff Johnson wrote:
>>> I have the gw2003 TeX installation, and there's a hidden folder,
>>> .PfaEdit, in my home directory.  I assume it's related to the pfaedit
>>> i-package.
>> It might be related to pfaedit (or fontforge as it is now called) but
>> it is not created by the i-Package.
>>> The folder is owned by the system, and I have no access.
> ff did check $HOME before the passwd file. It now checks the passwd 
> file
> first.
> I'm surprised this is done at all in a script. I tried some of my own
> and none caused this directory to be examined. Gerben, could you try
> running your script in gdb:
> $ gdb fontforge
> (gdb) b getPfaEditDir
> (gdb) r <script and args>
> when it stops
> (gdb) where
> Older versions of ff would probably have created this dir but I would
> think anything after 24-Aug-2004 would not. Is it possible an older
> version was used?
> <logdir.patch>

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