[OS X TeX] Trouble with Cyrillic on new Mac Pro

David Derbes loki at uchicago.edu
Sun Feb 3 09:20:32 EST 2008

On Feb 3, 2008, at 7:45 AM, David Watson wrote:

> On Feb 3, 2008, at 7:11 AM, David Derbes wrote:
>> Here is the console's output:
>> (/usr/local/texlive/2007/texmf-dist/tex/latex/cyrillic/ 
>> t2acmr.fd)kpathsea: Running mktextfm larm1095
>> mkdir: ././Users/derbes/.texlive2007/texmf-var/fonts/tfm:  
>> Permission denied
>> mktextfm: mktexdir /Users/derbes/.texlive2007/texmf-var/fonts/tfm/ 
>> lh/lh-t2a failed.
>> kpathsea: Appending font creation commands to missfont.log.
> Assuming that the directory does exist, the Disk Utilities' Repair  
> Permissions will not know about it or what the permissions should be.

Evidently, the directory does not exist:

sudo ls -l ~/Users/.texlive2007/texmf-var/fonts/tfm
ls: /Users/derbes/Users/.texlive2007/texmf-var/fonts/tfm: No such file  
or directory

So I'm a little mystified.

> I would open a Terminal and do
>    ls -l ~/Users/.texlive2007/texmf-var/fonts/tfm
> to investigate what the permissions are on both your new and your  
> old desktop.
> You can use
>    chown -R derbes:derbes ~/Users/.texlive2007/
> on your new Mac to make sure that the user and group permissions are  
> all set to "derbes" in that folder, as well.

david-derbess-mac-pro:~ derbes$ chown -R derbes:derbes ~/ 
chown: derbes: Invalid argument

I assume the directory's absence triggers "Invalid argument", but I am  
nearly completely ignorant of unix.

Many thanks, David.

David Derbes
U of Chicago Lab Schools

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