[OS X TeX] A question from a new member

Alan Munn amunn at msu.edu
Mon Oct 16 21:23:56 CEST 2006

At 2:43 PM -0400 10/16/06, Alain Schremmer wrote:
>Paul Vickers wrote:
>>I've been using TeXshop for about 2 years now and never noticed 
>>that 'tags' button - what a time saver, D'oh! also realised I 
>>didn't have CocoAspell installed. Gaarrgghh!
>>All fixed and even happier now.
>Same here except that when I got to install on 10.3.9, OS X said 
>Failed to compile/configure aspell6-en-6.0-0 dictionary. Oh well.

Here are two replies (one from Pete and one from myself) on solving 
the aspell problem.  -Alan

At 7:24 PM -0400 8/27/06, Alan Munn wrote:
>At 10:39 PM +0200 8/27/06, Peter Dyballa wrote:
>>Am 27.08.2006 um 21:21 schrieb Alan Munn:
>>>1. Cocoa aspell
>>>I downloaded the new Intel version of Cocoa aspell and it seemed 
>>>to have installed ok.  However, when I open the Spelling 
>>>preference pane it says that the English dictionary failed to 
>>>compile  because I don't have sufficient access privileges. 
>>>There is a vague note in the documentation about some users 
>>>reporting problems if their default shell is tcsh (which is my 
>>>case, but there is no further help on this.)
>>The workaround: create an admin user with bash and re-install!
>Actually this is only part of the problem (or maybe even unrelated.) 
>I did as you suggested and still got the same problem.  It seems 
>that cocoaAspell sets the user permissions of its directory to the 
>the username of the UID 501 and the group permission to 501.  Since 
>I was using a different admin account, when it tried to build the 
>dictionaries, it couldn't.  When I changed the permissions to my 
>user id and admin as the group, it worked fine.  I guess this is a 
>bug in the installer.  I'm posting this here just in case others 
>encounter a similar problem, since I know that plenty of TeXers use 

Alan Munn 
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