[OS X TeX] Can't write on file xxx.aux

Alain Schremmer Schremmer.Alain at gmail.com
Sat May 20 08:37:33 EDT 2006

Bruno Voisin wrote:

> Le 20 mai 06 à 04:21, Alain Schremmer a écrit :
>> I am normally working with TeXShop 1.43 on a Dual 1 GHz PowerPC G4  
>> under 10.3.9 and, in order to work on the book while away for a few  
>> days, not knowing which file was calling which file, I copy  
>> everything—including the style sheets—onto my 400 MHz PowerPC G3  
>> also running under 10.3.9
> What do you mean by "everything"? The directory containing your book  
> project, with all illustrations, calculations, style sheets -- which  
> would be OK --, or your personal texmf directory at ~/Library/texmf  
> -- which should be OK, provided no format files or texmf.cnf or  
> similar live there, cos' they could have special permissions  
> destroyed by copying from one machine to another --, or the system- 
> wide texmf tree at /Library/teTeX -- which should *not* be copied?

Directory and style sheet from one ~/Library/texmf to the other. Nothing 
else. Checked permissions.

>> Yet, this time, when I try to typeset a file xxx, I get "I can't  
>> write on file xxx.aux", no matter what xxx.
Sorry, not true, just found a counter example: there exists an xxx that 
I can typeset.

Have to go. Taking PowerBook with me. Will report Tuesday.

Thanks to all.

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