[OS X TeX] pdftex/pdflatex
Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Mon Sep 19 16:28:31 EDT 2005
On Sep 19, 2005, at 22:22, Piet van Oostrum wrote:
>>>>>> Peter Dyballa <Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE> (PD) wrote:
>> PD> -rwxr-xr-x 1 pete staff 1191620 7 Sep 23:17
>> PD> /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current/pdfetex
>> PD> As you see *I* am the owner of pdfetex, although I can swear a
>> few oaths
>> PD> that it was admin who installed the software (and it's usually me
>> who uses
>> PD> it).
> I checked it in mine, and it has owner 501, which by default is the
> user you install. In this case it is you, but actually I think it is
> Gerben. On my system 501 is not a user and I have a different number
> because I manually changed that to be the same as on our Unix systems.
> apparently i-Installer forgets to set the owner of these files.
i-Installer does not set ownership because it cannot predict what a
user or package maintainer wants. Hence, what is in the archive gets
unpacked as is. But the i-Package does a repair and it turns out that
a) This was not done in a simple install (basic/full)
b) This was only done in texmf.local
I tried to save some time here by not doing the repair if not needed.
Anyway, it does not matter for the functioning of it all.
I have changed this because it is confusing. The TeX i-Package will now
reset ownership of all files in /usr/local/teTeX either to the owner of
/usr/local/teTeX (simple install) or to the user chosen in the panel.
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