[OS X TeX] MacTeX - a few questions
daniel.becker at uni-rostock.de
Sat Feb 24 16:08:37 EST 2007
>> **** I found out that the folder Applications/TeX is not owned by
>> myself but by the system. The account I am using is an
>> administrator account, but still I am not allowed to modify the
>> content of Applications/TeX. Is this how it should be? If yes - why?
> I can now explain this. Thanks to Roussanka Loukanova for providing
> the crucial information.
> MacTeX-2007 sets the permissions and owner of /Applications/TeX to
> drwxrwxr-x 8 root admin 272 Feb 24 09:45 TeX
> so users in the admin group can modify the contents. Thus Daniel's
> problem wasn't caused by MacTeX.
> Instead, it was caused by i-Installer when it installed gwTeX.
> Gerben installs a small optional application in /Applications/TeX
> during this installation. Just now I blew away /Applications/TeX
> and /usr/local/gwTeX and reinstalled using i-Installer; sure
> enough, the new TeX folder had permissions
> MacTeX doesn't change the permissions of /Applications/TeX if it
> already exists. The MacTeX package for gwTeX doesn't install
> anything in /Applications/TeX. Thus I conjecture that everyone
> reporting this permissions problem used i-Installer to obtain gwTeX
> sometime in the past.
...., ah ok. I installed Gerben's gwTeX (and will continue to do so).
Maybe he finds the time to fix this, but it is not a problem once you
know reclaiming ownership doesn't destroy anything.
Thanks for the explanation.
And yes, a gui (a configure button in the texdistribution panel) for
doing something similar to i-installers configuration phase would be
great. Sorry that I can't help...
------------------------- Helpful Info -------------------------
Mac-TeX Website: http://www.esm.psu.edu/mac-tex/
TeX FAQ: http://www.tex.ac.uk/faq
List Archive: http://tug.org/pipermail/macostex-archives/
List Reminders & Etiquette: http://www.esm.psu.edu/mac-tex/list/
More information about the MacOSX-TeX