[OS X TeX] MacTeX - a few questions
Axel E. Retif
axretif at igo.com.mx
Sun Feb 25 08:17:38 EST 2007
On Feb 25, 2007, at 06:26 , Roussanka Loukanova wrote:
> But also, magically: gwTeX generated and placed the grmn* fonts
> where it is supposed to, "/private/var/tmp/texfonts/", not in the
> local directory of example1.tex (bgtex and tests).
And this beats me! What could permissions in /Applications/TeX
possibly have to do with /private/var/tmp/?
Ah! but just now
On Feb 25, 2007, at 06:37 , Roussanka Loukanova wrote:
> In my case, it suggested and repaired an access permission inside
> of /private
I think this has really been the problem all along! Even though
> 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.
I still can't believe permissions in /Applications/TeX could affect /
private/var/tmp, but as I said, it beats me!
Now --- in my previous message you could see that permissions for /
drwxrwxrwx 4 root admin 136 Feb 25 00:11 TeX/
That's my desktop, but my laptop has
drwxr-xr-x 4 root admin 136 Dec 27 02:27 TeX/
I installed (via i-Installer) the new configuration first in my
laptop, sure ---several days before than in my desktop---, but I
installed it in my desktop way before Feb 25 (today!) ---I think this
is a left over from a Quark 6 installation.
Anyway, permissions for /private/var/tmp/texfonts/ in my desktop are
axretif:wheel and in my laptop root:wheel, but I haven't had problems
I just see now that Quark is worst than I thought. I had to reinstall
i-Installer because, even after repairing permissions, i-Installer
complained that it had been tampered and quit.
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