[OS X TeX] can't write on log file error

Jeffrey Roland jroland at lsu.edu
Sat Jun 24 00:21:28 CEST 2006


The path name of one of the documents exhibiting the behavior I  
described is

~ 2010$ /Users/2010/Desktop/2010\ SS\ 2006/PrelimSS06.tex

and the new account username is '2010'.

By 'imported' I meant that the document was originally written in one  
account and then transferred into this new account via the drop box  
for the new account.



On Jun 23, 2006, at 4:58 PM, Peter Dyballa wrote:

> Am 23.06.2006 um 23:06 schrieb Jeffrey Roland:
>> I'm trying to use TeXShop on a newly created user account on my G4  
>> Powerbook running 10.4.6, and I'm having a problem.  Every time I  
>> try to typeset a LaTeX document imported from another user account  
>> I get a message that says "I can't write on the file 'xxx.log',"  
>> where 'xxx' is the document name.  This happens even if I cut and  
>> paste the content of an imported document into a new document.  If  
>> I start with a document created entirely in the new user account,  
>> typesetting goes off without a hitch.
> Can you give us the path names of the TeX files you mention and the  
> new user's name? You can drag the icon from TeXShop's window onto  
> Terminal and it gets "converted" into the path name, which you then  
> can copy into Mail.
> I cannot understand whether the new user is trying to run TeX on an  
> elder user's file, which should definitely fail, or something  
> different is happening. "Imported" can have a few meanings, a path  
> name only one.
> --
> Greetings
>   Pete
> "Don't just do something, sit there."

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