[OS X TeX] Problem with TeXLive Utility

Adam R. Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Fri Jun 16 23:50:32 EDT 2017

> On Jun 16, 2017, at 06:22 , Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:
> The real problem is finding out what changed those permissions? As Adam Maxwell asked, did you change your umask? If so there may be (many) other files with permissions problems. Please run
> umask
> and let us know if it doesn't return 0022.

One note: TLU inherits umask from the windowserver (so it has to be set through devious means). The Terminal umask is easier to set, and not necessarily representative.

> Here's a question for Adam Maxwell: do file permissions get transmitted along with the file when updating? I.e., could there have been a permissions problem when updating? I didn't run into a problem and I update pretty much daily. 

If TLU sees a restrictive umask, it prints an obnoxious warning to the console and shows an alert, because tlmgr will change permissions on newly installed/updated files. One user did this, and it was painful to debug. It wouldn't be a server permissions problem, though, as far as I know, and it wouldn't show up in the initial MacTeX install.

-- adam

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