[OS X TeX] Error: I can't write on file '(name)'
jonathan_kew at sil.org
Thu Mar 22 12:45:16 CET 2007
On 22 Mar 2007, at 10:59 am, Peter Dyballa wrote:
> Am 22.03.2007 um 05:41 schrieb Alain Schremmer:
>> I am seriously considering throwing the portable away.
> I think I'll have some use for it! (I can take transport costs. Or
> I'll come on my recumbent bike to fetch it.)
> You have two choices: either de-install TeX Live and install gwTeX
> or change the disk layout in a way that TeX never needs to write to
> a file higher in the file hierarchy.
Or modify texmf.cnf to reduce its paranoia.
To do this, you first need to locate this file; try
in Terminal. Then edit the file with a text editor of your choice; if
you have installed TextWrangler, with its command-line helper tools,
you can simply enter
edit `kpsewhich texmf.cnf`
in the terminal to have it open for editing.
Find the line
openout_any = p
in there; change to
openout_any = r
and I think you'll be OK. ("a" would be even more permissive than
"r", but I don't think you need that.)
Depending on permissions, you might have to authenticate in order to
edit/save the modified file. An editor such as TextWrangler can
prompt for this if necessary.
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