[OS X TeX] Error: I can't write on file '(name)'
Schremmer.Alain at gmail.com
Thu Mar 22 15:55:11 EDT 2007
Bruno Voisin wrote:
> Le 22 mars 07 Ã 17:20, Alain Schremmer a Ã©crit :
>> (1) I tried to install nano. After I downloaded it, I got the usual
>> incomprehensible (for me) stuff on the terminal, the short of it is
>> that it can't install nano.
> No need to install anything, it's already there, part of OS X:
> theo0mc234:~ brunovoisin$ which pico
> theo0mc234:~ brunovoisin$ which nano
> theo0mc234:~ brunovoisin$ cd /usr/bin
> theo0mc234:/usr/bin brunovoisin$ ls -l
> total 287592
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 116752 Mar 21 2005 nano
> lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 4 Aug 24 2006 pico -> nano
> Sorry, I should have been more specific.
Well, *I* am sorry: this is not specific enough.
When I open the terminal,
Welcome to Darwin!
tcsh: /sw/bin/init.csh: No such file or directory.
When I type
sudo pico /usr/local/texlive/2007/texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf
UW PICO(tm) 2.5 File: .../texlive/2007/texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf Modified
in reverse video and, at the bottom, [New File]
and a list of commands such as ^R read file but when I type ^R and
Return nothing happens
>> (4) As per Dyballa's terminal-free approach, I opened texmf.cnf with
>> However, there is no openout, openin, etc in texmf.cnf
> That's normal if you're speaking of gwTeX and opened /usr/local/gwTeX/
> texmf.cnf: this texmf.cnf contains only changes to the standard setup
> defined deeper in the gwTeX tree, in /usr/local/gwTeX/texmf/web2c/
> texmf.cnf taken verbatim from TeXLive.
> gwTeX uses this standard setup, adding to it the modifications
> specified in /usr/local/gwTeX/texmf.cnf. Because gwTeX doesn't modify
> openout_any and openin_any by default, it's normal there is no
> mention of these variables inside /usr/local/gwTeX/texmf.cnf.
> Meaning that you need to *add* to /usr/local/gwTeX/texmf.cnf the
> following line:
> openout_any = r
> openout_any = a
Where do I add that line?
> Actually it's rather me who's at sea: I just purchased the DVDs of
> season 2 of The Outer Limits last weekend, and watched this episode
> in which planet Mars is covered with a sea of sand inside which
> hostile marine creatures are hiding like sharks, unsuspected, waiting
> to make their lunch of astronauts foolish enough to wander on this
> sand. Watching this was like a trip to childhood (when I first saw
> this episode), almost bringing tears to my eyes...
Not to my childhood but I should try that on my grand sons (12 and 14)
And here is the latest development:
When, at Goedde's request, I tried to copy the console, I couldn't
select anything so I hit X and then the file got typeset!!!!!
Very puzzled regards to all
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