[OS X TeX] Can only get TeXLive to see ~user/Library/texmf if logged in as admin

Richard Koch koch at math.uoregon.edu
Sun May 20 19:26:22 EDT 2007


I just tested this on my machine, which has TeX Live 2007 installed  
from MacTeX.
I created a new account without admin privileges. I typeset a small  
file which used
a bst file and a bib file. Bibtex refused to do its job, claiming  
that it could not find
the two files.

Then I created

	~/Library/texmf/bibtex/bib    and   ~/Library/texmf/bibtex/bst

and put the two files in the appropriate directories. Bibtex found  
the files and
the document typeset fine.

Could you provide more details. How did you install TeX Live? What is in
~/Library/texmf which cannot be found?

Dick Koch
koch at math.uoregon.edu

On May 20, 2007, at 3:03 PM, Luci Ellis wrote:

> Dear all,
> Having switched over from an old gwTeTeX distro to TeXLive  
> recently, I've
> run into some problems getting the TeXLive binaries to see my  
> rather large
> collection of custom stuff in my ~/Library/texmf tree. It worked  
> fine using
> teTeX/iTexMac, but under TeXLive/TeXShop, it only recognises this  
> folder
> tree if I have set my account up as an admin user.

> Luci Ellis

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