[OS X TeX] local texmf permissions
tmatsoukas at icloud.com
Fri Sep 21 14:55:44 EDT 2018
> On Sep 21, 2018, at 1:40 PM, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:
>> On Sep 21, 2018, at 12:25 PM, Themis Matsoukas <tmatsoukas at icloud.com> wrote:
>> In the meanwhile, I found a saved copy of my texfm that does not seem to have this problem.
>>> On Sep 21, 2018, at 12:57 PM, Themis Matsoukas <tmatsoukas at icloud.com> wrote:
>>> After reformatting my mac book pro and installing High Sierra, I manually copy-pasted the local texmf folder into my Library. It works but all files in texfm are locked and High Sierra will not let me unlock them. Is there a quick fix tor this?
> By `local texmf' folder I assume you mean your personal texmf folder located in ~/Library. Where did you find the original folder with locked files? (I know you solved your problem but I'm curious.)
Yes, I am talking about my ~/Library/texmf folder.
The source was the time machine backup I had before reformatting my laptop. A few days after copying the texmf I started using the same external disk as the time machine backup for my reformatted notebook. The disk contains my earlier time machine backups, but as I discovered today, I cannot access them any more (I assume they are recognized as backups of different user account). Perhaps this has something to do with the fact that I lost full access to the texmf file I had copied earlier from that disk. Fortunately I am paranoid and run three simultaneous backups of my computer, so I was able to restore texmf from another backup.
More information about the MacOSX-TeX