[OS X TeX] tlmgr gui under non-admin account

Alex Hamann Alexander.Hamann at stud-mail.uni-wuerzburg.de
Thu Sep 18 00:05:38 CEST 2008

Am 18.09.2008 um 00:45 schrieb Maarten Sneep:

> On 17 sep 2008, at 23:28, Alex Hamann wrote:
>> was anybody successful in running the tlmgr gui with admin  
>> authorisation coming from a non-admin account?
>> My setup is: Basic MacTex 2008 running on a non-Admin account.  
>> Starting tlmgr from terminal without works. But without admin  
>> authorisation I can not install any packages.
>> running:
>> 	su admin
>> 	sudo tlmgr --gui
>> results in
>> 	perl/Tk unusable, cannot create main windows.
>> 	That could be a consequence of not having X Windows installed or  
>> started!
>> 	Error message from creating MainWindow:
>> 	  couldn't connect to display ":0" at /Library/Perl/5.8.6/darwin- 
>> thread-multi-2level/Tk/MainWindow.pm line 55.
>> 	Tk::MainWindow->new() at /usr/local/texlive/2008basic/texmf/ 
>> scripts/texlive/tlmgrgui/tlmgrgui.pl line 61
>> Still, using tlmgr from command line seems to work fine.
>> Any ideas?
> disable access control to X11: xhost + will give a blanket license  
> to connect to the x-server running on your computer (it is possible  
> to use a more fine-tuned control, but this is sure to work).
> then start tlmgr --gui
> when you're finished it is probably best to enable access control  
> with xhost -
> Maarten

Thanks Pete and Maarten.
Maarten's suggestion got it working.


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