[OS X TeX] TeXLive 2012 cannot find local fonts

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sun Jul 8 16:17:14 EDT 2012

On Jul 8, 2012, at 2:54 PM, Murray Eisenberg wrote:

>  /usr/local/texlive/2012/bin/x86_64-darwin/updmap: mkdir(/Volumes/
>     MacHD/Users/murray/Library/texlive/2012/) failed, goodbye:
>     Permission denied


This looks like your complete ~/Library/texlive directory is owned by root and updmap still can write to it (i.e. it's trying to build the proper directory structure there and isn't being allowed to do it). I think you'll have to completely remove ~/Library/texlive and try


again. While you're in Terminal could you do 

ls -aFl ~


ls -aFl ~/Library

so we can see the permissions?

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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