[OS X TeX] Permissions

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Tue Jan 11 11:12:46 EST 2005

Le 11 janv. 05, à 16:53, mark oilcan a écrit :

> --- Holger Frauenrath <mail at frauenrath.com> wrote:
>>> -rw-------   1 root  staff  3209 11 Jan 10:02 texmf.cnf
> That last line looks like it could be a problem. I'm sure someone will
> correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe texmf.cnf should be world
> readable. Do the following in Terminal:
> cd /usr/local/tetex
> sudo chmod +r texmf.cnf
> Then see if the permissions for texmf.cnf are -rw-r--r--. If not then
> do the following:
> sudo chmod 644 texmf.cnf
> Then check to see if tex works properly.

Last year on March 2, Maarten Sneep had posted two command-line 
instructions for setting permissions right inside texmf.local:

# set directory to read only for group and others
sudo find /path/to/your/texmf.local/ -type d -exec chmod 755 {} \;

# set files to read only for group and others
sudo find /path/to/your/texmf.local/ -type f -exec chmod 644 {} \;

You might try this here, replacing /path/to/your/texmf.local/ by 
/usr/local/teTeX/. Beware though, I'm not Unix-savvy, it might be 
better to wait for confirmation from a Unix-knowledgeable user before 
sudo'ing that kind of stuff.

Bruno Voisin

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