packages in TeXShop (was: Re: [OS X TeX] question regarding spacing after a period)

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Fri Mar 13 23:40:02 CET 2009


On  13 Mar, 2009, at 16:08, Peter Dyballa wrote:

> Am 12.03.2009 um 11:13 schrieb Axel E. Retif:
>
>> That is if his locate database is up to date, which means his  
>> machine has to be turned on at about 3 o'clock every day.
>
> Axel,
>
> this is not true in Tiger and Leopard. I wanted to check it, so I  
> waited until it was updated. Here is the previous state documented  
> (then I let Fink compile qt4-x11):
>
> 	-r--r--r--   1 nobody  wheel  8244919 12 Mär 03:43 /var/db/ 
> locate.database
>
> Then I waited until today:
>
> 	-r--r--r--   1 nobody  wheel  8202863 13 Mär 16:29 /var/db/ 
> locate.database
>
> The reason is that the Launch Service has taken over a lot of UNIX  
> system services. One of them is cron. And it's able to act like  
> anacron.

Huh? That would be great, but

-rw-r--r--  1 nobody  wheel  9294590 Feb 14 18:05 /var/db/ 
locate.database

On my laptop, which I use more, permissions are like yours (-r--r-- 
r--), but updated last Saturday (Mar 7), as usual.

> P.S.: I could have fooled you: env TZ=PST8PDT ls -lt /var/db/ 
> locate.database
> 	-r--r--r--   1 nobody  wheel  8202863 13 Mär 08:29 /var/db/ 
> locate.database

I didn't know this ---I like it. Thank you.

Axel


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