[OS X TeX] problem with texdoc

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Dec 27 19:28:13 CET 2010


On Dec 27, 2010, at 11:53 AM, Alain Matthes wrote:

> 
> Le 27 déc. 2010 à 18:33, Peter Dyballa a écrit :
> 
>> 
>> Am 27.12.2010 um 18:26 schrieb Alain Matthes:
>> 
>>> What are the  differences between :
>>> 
>>> updmap-sys and
>> 
>> The first command is nonsense, when you are invoking it – because it's not you who owns the TeX installation(s). As user root, the owner of the TeX installation(s), you are allowed to it this way.
>> 
>>> sudo updmap-sys ?
>> 
>> With sudo you gain temporarily elevated privileges and can run commands as user root.
>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>>> If that folder structure wasn't already created by then it might get created with root as owner.
>>> 
>>> If the folder was created by root, how I can use it ?
>> 
>> 
>> After a
>> 
>> 	sudo chown -R ego <the path to the root of the root problems>
>> 
>> quite normally.
>> 
> 
> Yes I agree with you but I think very strange that root creates a folder inside my library with 
> elevated privileges. Why in this case, this folder is not inside 
> /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local or something like that ?
> 
> Alain Matthes

Howdy,

Because you told it to by using the non-sys versions of the commands but using sudo. The non-sys versions of the commands are to create user specific information and writing to /usr/local/texlive/texm-local is for all users of the local system (which may only be you but there could be multiple user accounts on your system).

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)



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