[OS X TeX] A question from a new member
gerhardt at math.uni-heidelberg.de
Mon Oct 16 19:38:15 EDT 2006
It is not that difficult. I just logged in as root and activated the
dictionaries in the System preferences. Doing so in my normal admin
account failed, even after switching to the bash shell.
So you only have to enable the root account in the Network Utilities
which is my default, since I feel more at ease knowing that I can
login as root in case of trouble.
On Oct 16, 2006, at 22:36, Alain Schremmer wrote:
> Alan Munn wrote:
>> At 2:43 PM -0400 10/16/06, Alain Schremmer wrote:
>>> Paul Vickers wrote:
>>>> I've been using TeXshop for about 2 years now and never noticed
>>>> that 'tags' button - what a time saver, D'oh! also realised I
>>>> didn't have CocoAspell installed. Gaarrgghh!
>>>> All fixed and even happier now.
>>> Same here except that when I got to install on 10.3.9, OS X said
>>> Failed to compile/configure aspell6-en-6.0-0 dictionary. Oh well.
>> Here are two replies (one from Pete and one from myself) on
>> solving the aspell problem. -Alan
>> At 7:24 PM -0400 8/27/06, Alan Munn wrote:
>>> At 10:39 PM +0200 8/27/06, Peter Dyballa wrote:
>>>> Am 27.08.2006 um 21:21 schrieb Alan Munn:
>>>>> 1. Cocoa aspell
>>>>> I downloaded the new Intel version of Cocoa aspell and it
>>>>> seemed to have installed ok. However, when I open the Spelling
>>>>> preference pane it says that the English dictionary failed to
>>>>> compile because I don't have sufficient access privileges.
>>>>> There is a vague note in the documentation about some users
>>>>> reporting problems if their default shell is tcsh (which is my
>>>>> case, but there is no further help on this.)
>>>> The workaround: create an admin user with bash and re-install!
>>> Actually this is only part of the problem (or maybe even
>>> unrelated.) I did as you suggested and still got the same
>>> problem. It seems that cocoaAspell sets the user permissions of
>>> its directory to the the username of the UID 501 and the group
>>> permission to 501. Since I was using a different admin account,
>>> when it tried to build the dictionaries, it couldn't. When I
>>> changed the permissions to my user id and admin as the group, it
>>> worked fine. I guess this is a bug in the installer. I'm
>>> posting this here just in case others encounter a similar
>>> problem, since I know that plenty of TeXers use aspell.
> I had remembered something along these lines but thought that,
> since I had lived so far without CocoAspell, I could keep on doing
> so for the time being. Hence my "Oh well" but I should have been
> more specific about my complete inability to bash anyone or
> anything and/or my lack of courage to mess around with permissions.
> Grateful and apologetic regards
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