[OS X TeX] Error: I can't write on file '(name)'
bvoisin at mac.com
Mon Mar 26 18:21:16 EDT 2007
Le 26 mars 07 à 18:51, Alain Schremmer a écrit :
> By the way, while TeXShop's Basic Help says:
> This feature requires that files named "pdfsync.sty," [...] be
> installed in TeXLive. These files are automatically installed by
> the MacTeX packages. If you obtained TeX another way, find these
> files in the TeXShop distribution
> there were no such files in texshop.dmg. (Hence my use of the old
No, don't use your old pdfsync, it can only mess things up. The Help
says pdfsync.sty is in TeXLive, meaning it is not in texshop.dmg:
pdfsync.sty has now become mainstream enough to be included in the
TeXLive distribution of TeX, so that there is no need for the GUI
front-end TeXShop to provide it separately.
If you install from MacTeX.dmg, you will notice that pdfsync.sty is
installed at /usr/local/texlive/2007/texmf-dist/tex/latex/pdfsync/.
This version is more recent that the one which used to be placed at ~/
Library/texmf/tex/latex/pdfsync.sty by TeXShop. Keeping that old
version around may only cause compatibility issues, I'm afraid.
Maybe, to summarize: there are really two separate things, the TeX
distribution (here TeXLive) and the TeXShop front-end to it.
Previously, pdfsync.sty was absent from the TeX distribution, and it
was hence up to TeXShop to provide it. Nowadays, pdfsync.sty is
included in the TeX distribution, which makes it unnecessary for
TeXShop to provide it.
Now, if you're using gwTeX instead of TeXLive, then that's another
story (it's not clear to me from your previous postings whether
you're using gwTeX or TeXLive-2007). gwTeX does not include
pdfsync.sty, meaning you (or TeXShop) must provide it separately.
As a test:
Portable-de-Bruno:~ brunovoisin$ texdist --texdist=gwTeX "kpsewhich
Portable-de-Bruno:~ brunovoisin$ texdist --texdist=TeXLive-2007
> After I used my old pdfsync.sty, though, I ran again into the
> Error: I can't write on file '(name)'
> problem and, again, I was not able to apply Voisin's suggestion:
> After I entered
> sudo pico /usr/local/texlive/2007/texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf
> and got the reverse video and hit Control R, I got more reverse
> video with
> File to insert [from ./] :
> so, not knowing what I was doing, I bailed out rather than risk
> creating havoc in the installation.
After typing "sudo pico /usr/local/texlive/2007/texmf/web2c/
texmf.cnf", which opens the file /usr/local/texlive/2007/texmf/web2c/
texmf.cn in pico, *don't* type Ctrl-R: by doing this, you're asking
pico to include the content of an external file at the insertion
point inside texmf.cnf. Just use the arrow keys to scroll down to the
openout_any = p
change the "p" to "r", then type Ctrl-O to save your changes and then
Ctrl-X to exit. You're done.
Hope this works,
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