[texhax] texhash trouble in TL on Ubuntu
daleif at imf.au.dk
Fri Aug 17 10:13:31 CEST 2012
Reinhard Kotucha wrote, On 2012-08-16 20:01:
> On 2012-08-16 at 13:21:33 +0000, Hefferon, James S. wrote:
> > > That is standard I guess, the root user is not using the same
> > > PATH as the regular users.
> > I understand that it varies between Linux distributions. But
> > Ubuntu is popular and so many people may see the behavior.
> > > On my systems I have a specific LaTeX user who owns the LaTeX
> > installation, thus I do not have to run anything as root. I think this
> > provide a better security.
> > That sounds reasonable to me. What is involved besides creating
> > the user and chown-ing the subdirectory tree?
> > You must need to run texhash as "sudo -ulatexuser texhash".
> > Anything else? Any special settings for PATH or EDITOR for that
> > user? Any executables that need to be suid? Do you need to set
> > the stuff to have the latexuser group also? Any other stuff that
> > need to be that user (for instance, asymptote?)?
> There is nothing to do if you are the owner of the texlive tree
> yourself. You don't need sudo then. However, it might not work for
> other users if your umask is more restrictive than 022.
exactly why I switch to a separate user, I kept forgetting my umask.
Our LaTeX user has a more appropriate umask
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