[OS X TeX] once more: owners, groups and privilegues of texmf.local

Friedrich Vosberg vatolin at mac.com
Sat Jan 21 15:23:33 EST 2006


I want to install fonts for all TeX users of my system (MacOS X  
10.4.4 gwTeX by i-Installer). Therefore I want to install the font  
files into /usr/local/teTeX/shared/texmf.local/...

But this directory and all subdirectories have the folllowing owner,  
groups and privilegues

     drwxr-xr-x root wheel

so I can't install there the directories and files as needed for the  
installation of the fonts (Luxi Mono, Bera).

Now I consider to change the group of texmf.local and its  
subdirectories to admin.

Are there serious reasons to refrain from doing this? And if so, how  
can I install the files for *all* users only *once*? Would it be a  
good idea to create my texmf directory in /Users/Shared/texmf/... and  
link to this directory by aliases in each ~/Library?

What would you suggest?

TIA and kind regards. Friedrich

Die Freiheit die ging baden dank der Einführung der Datenbank.

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