Disk Utility: Re: [OS X TeX] MacTeX - a few questions

Roussanka Loukanova rloukano at stp.lingfil.uu.se
Sun Feb 25 07:37:10 EST 2007


On Sun, 25 Feb 2007, Peter Dyballa wrote:

> Am 25.02.2007 um 00:00 schrieb Richard Koch:
>> The MacTeX installer gives the /Applications/TeX folder exactly the same 
>> owner, group, and permissions that Apple itself gives to /Applications. 
>> MacTeX gives /usr/local/texlive exactly the same owner, group, and 
>> permissions that Apple itself gives to /usr. Etc.
> So it would be easiest to run Disk Utility and let it repair permissions 
> based on the Mac TeX values, which i-Installer changed or did not follow. 
> Over night.

I tried Disk Utility before Dick's suggestion about how to resolve 
the problem. Disk Utility did not find the permissions

roussankas-computer:~ rosi$ ls -ld /Applications/Tex
drwxr-xr-x   8 root  admin  272 Feb 22 20:18 /Applications/Tex

for being in need of repair.

In my case, it suggested and repaired an access permission inside of 
/private (it switched off write (w) permissions in one of the 
subdirectories). The permission repair done by Disk Utility did not fix 
any of the problems that I had had, namely:

1. generating the fonts grmn* used by additional language packet bgtex, 
and placing them in /private/var/tmp/texfonts.
After I did what Dick suggested, both problems disappeared.

2. permissions of /Applications/Tex


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