[OS X TeX] Error: I can't write on file '(name)'
schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Fri Mar 9 18:45:23 EST 2012
On Mar 9, 2012, at 5:34 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:
> On Mar 9, 2012, at 4:17 PM, Alain Schremmer wrote:
>> So, my question, my gripe, is why, out of the box and without
>> warning, does openout in "/usr/local/texlive/2010/texmf/web2c/
>> texmf.cnf" have to be "paranoid" rather than merely "restricted"?
>> In other words, why "disallow going to parent directories ..."?
> Because that's the way TeX Live ships
Fair enough. So, let me rephrase my question:
Why does TeXLive ship, out of the box and without warning, a version
where openout in "/usr/local/texlive/2010/texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf" have
to be "paranoid" rather than merely "restricted"? In other words, why
"disallow going to parent directories ..."?
> and MacTeX supplies a default TeX Live with the only changes being
> where the personal tree and personal texlive tree are placed in ~/
Are you saying that I should move the modified "texmf.cnf" to a place
that TeX can find but that TeXLive is not going to overwrite next time
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