additional texmf tree for all users (was Re: [OS X TeX] Beginner help with TeXshop/MacTex needed)
will.adams at frycomm.com
Mon Aug 28 07:48:44 EDT 2006
On Aug 28, 2006, at 7:37 AM, Peter Dyballa wrote:
(re: my thought of adding a texmf tree at /Users/Shared/texmf or
linking one's personal tree at ~/Library/texmf to it)
> Both would make it necessary that all participants have write
> access and that best only the installing one has easy delete
> permission. I.e. you need to create a new group and add these
> participants to it and you need to give the directories quite
> unusual permissions (directories 3775, file 664).
> Which could be achieved in texmf.local, too.
Is there a specific reason why a typical user would need write
access? (Presumably to further customize? I'm envisioning a working
environment where a small group of people is responsible for
maintaining the localtexmf while a number of users make use of it, so
no need for the typical user to be able to add, change or delete stuff.)
> Is the real world still not complicated enough?
I was hoping this would be a simplification.
> And who'll get blamed when /usr/local/teTeX/texmf.cnf was changed?
> Who'll be responsible for administering /usr/local/teTeX/texmf.cnf?
> And when this person is on holidays?
As I noted, my idea was of a workplace where a couple of people
maintain the installation, and a larger group of people use single
machines (shift work --- my new workplace only closes down for
senior graphic designer
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