[OS X TeX] /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local/ls-R: Permission denied; MacTeX 2017/High Sierra
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Nov 24 11:06:19 EST 2017
> On Nov 24, 2017, at 9:52 AM, Rowland McDonnell <rowland.mcdonnell at physics.org> wrote:
> Hello again,
> (I seem to have missed out on some emails - it seems I set my list account to use a redirection email address that doesn't work any more. Oops. I've fixed that and I'm replying using text copied from the MacOS X web archive here https://email.esm.psu.edu/pipermail/macosx-tex/2017-November/date.html#start)
>> Have you set up your system so that group permissions there are always
>> --- (i.e., 0)? I suggest you remove that ls-R file and re-run
>> sudo mktexlsr
>> and then check permissions.
> No, I've not set things up so group permissions are always --- (0). I've not seen instructions requiring me to do so and I don't know how.
Run the command
and see if it's set at 022.
> I'd worry about doing anything like that for fear of messing up the operation of the operating system in any case - High Sierra really does seem quite particular about permissions in some areas.
> Is there a manual step I could take to replicate the desired effect in the case of the currently-installed texlive folder hierarchy, to see if it helps?
>> If you have multiple fonts and that method is set up properly that
>> single command, `sudo -H updmap-sys`, will set up all the maps at
>> once. If you ever install TeX Live 2017 (via MacTeX-2017) you just run
>> that same command once and you're set. Of course you have to update
>> the updmap.cfg file if you add new fonts but then it's good for many
>> more years.
> Hmm. Okay, so your method requires (as I understand it and with a mktexlsr for good luck):
> sudo -H mktexlsr
> sudo -H updmap-sys
> whereas the version I've used to date requires:
> sudo -H mktexlsr
> sudo -H updmap-sys --force --enable Map=local_extras.map
> My local_extras.map resides in /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local/fonts/map/ as you recommend for a local updmap.cfg
The updmap.cfg file should be in /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local/web2c.
Is your local_extras.map a combination of all the map files for all of your extra fonts? If so, what do you do if there is an update to a font and map file?
> - now then, I can see that your method is more sensible in terms of "the way things are supposed to be done if you want to be sensible about it", and I dare say I'll re-arrange things to work that way once I've got the current issues sorted out, but from the practical point of view it seems to me that my method should continue to work just as reliably and just as easily (assuming I write a command script for either method) in the future as yours - unless something about MacTeX or texlive changes.
> (as for "things working for years to come" - the local_extras.map file I'm currently using is a variation on one that goes back to when I was using OzTeX prior to MacOS X. Now I've put it like that, it seems even more sensible change to your method. Time to leave the 1990s, yes?)
> Thanks once more,
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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