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

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon May 21 17:46:20 EDT 2007

On May 21, 2007, at 4:25 PM, Luci Ellis wrote:

> I don't need other "users" of the machine to have access. I am the  
> only user
> of the machine. But I had to give my "luci" account admin privileges
> temporarily to get TeXLive to see this set of folders. It now seems  
> to work
> even though I have now taken away the admin rights on my normal  
> account. But
> the time I found it weird, confusing and frustrating, especially as  
> I was
> about to submit a paper to a journal and needed that custom .bst  
> file. I'm
> also concerned because I don't know why it started working again.
> Cheers,
> Luci


The biggest ``problem'' with bib and bst files I've seen when  
changing from teTeX to TeX Live based TeX is that the new  
distribution is pickier about where those files are placed. Personal  
bib and bst files should be placed in ~/Library/texmf/bibtex/bib/ and  
~/Library/texmf/bibtex/bst/ respectively rather than directly in ~/ 
Library/texmf/bibtex/. But it sounds as though you had them in the  
right place so this is very curious.

Hope things continue to work and you'll be able to forget about about  
this experience.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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