[OS X TeX] owners & groups of texmf.*

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sun Jan 1 17:49:34 EST 2006

On Jan 1, 2006, at 4:30 PM, Maarten Sneep wrote:

> ...
> Can you see which temporary directory is used for either user? Does  
> texshop / simpdftex use the designated temporary directory (/tmp/ 
> $UID) or does it work in /tmp? I assume that the issue didn't start  
> until the second user tried to open the file. Can the user that can  
> open the file remove the temporary files, and give the other user a  
> try at opening the file? If that works, can the first user still  
> open the file?
> I tried the same file, and TeXShop or simpdftex creates a directory  
> in the /tmp/ dir with the name TeXShop_Output, only writable to the  
> user that started TeXShop:
>     drwxr-xr-x    2 maarten   wheel      68 Jan  1 23:23  
> TeXShop_Output
> The second user cannot create this directory, and opening a dvi  
> file from a read only location fails. TeXShop should either clean  
> up after itself, or use the users level sub-dir in /tmp (i.e. /tmp/ 
> $UID).
> I think it isn't an issue with permissions on your system, but a  
> bug or small issue in TeXShop.
> Maarten


This sounds like the problem. To check that, the owner of /tmp/ 
TeXShop_Output, i.e., the first person to do the conversion, can run

chmod 757 /tmp/TeXShop_Output

in Terminal and let the second user try it out.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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