[OS X TeX] Error while updating
Axel E. Retif
axel.retif at mac.com
Mon Mar 30 21:07:36 EDT 2009
On 30 Mar, 2009, at 16:31, Akshay Gulati wrote:
> I am getting error on trying to update texlive manager, when i see
> code i cant understand the error:
> akshay-gulatis-macbook:TeXLive AKI$ tlmgr update
> /usr/texbin/tlmgr: open(>/usr/local/texlive/2008/tlpkg/
> texlive.tlpdb) failed: Permission denied at
Peter Dyballa has already told you that you have to use sudo here:
sudo tlmgr update --all
or you can use the wonderful TeX Live Utility, a front-end to tlmgr:
> Updates for tlmgr itself are present.
> Please update the package bin-texlive and texlive.infra first,e.g.,
> by calling
> tlmgr update bin-texlive texlive.infra
This means you have first to update these key components of tlmgr. Use
TeX Live Utility or in your Terminal run
sudo tlmgr update bin-texlive texlive.infra
> Also another question is that, if i download some external package
> which is not included in TEX ..Where should i put it.
> Some one told me that it is not good to put it in tex-mf...
Right. You should put them in the appropriate subdirectories of
that is, for example, a LaTeX .sty file should go into
and you have to run `` sudo texhash '' in your Terminal after that.
Also, you can put them in in your Home Library directory, creating the
texmf directory and subdirectories if they don't exist already. Again,
for a LaTeX .sty file (~/Library means the Library folder in your Home):
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