[OS X TeX] pdftex/pdflatex

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Mon Sep 19 22:28:31 CEST 2005

On Sep 19, 2005, at 22:22, Piet van Oostrum wrote:

>>>>>> Peter Dyballa <Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE> (PD) wrote:
>> PD> -rwxr-xr-x  1 pete  staff  1191620  7 Sep 23:17
>> PD>  /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current/pdfetex
>> PD> As you see *I* am the owner of pdfetex, although I can swear a 
>> few oaths
>> PD> that it was admin who installed the software (and it's usually me 
>> who uses
>> PD> it).
> I checked it in mine, and it has owner 501, which by default is the 
> first
> user you install. In this case it is you, but actually I think it is
> Gerben. On my system 501 is not a user and I have a different number
> because I manually changed that to be the same as on our Unix systems. 
> So
> apparently i-Installer forgets to set the owner of these files.

i-Installer does not set ownership because it cannot predict what a 
user or package maintainer wants. Hence, what is in the archive gets 
unpacked as is. But the i-Package does a repair and it turns out that
a) This was not done in a simple install (basic/full)
b) This was only done in texmf.local
I tried to save some time here by not doing the repair if not needed.

Anyway, it does not matter for the functioning of it all.

I have changed this because it is confusing. The TeX i-Package will now 
reset ownership of all files in /usr/local/teTeX either to the owner of 
/usr/local/teTeX (simple install) or to the user chosen in the panel.


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