[OS X TeX] tlmgr update problem

cfrees at imapmail.org cfrees at imapmail.org
Thu Dec 4 00:08:33 CET 2008

On Wed 3rd Dec, 2008 at 17:16, Lantz Susan seems to have written:

>>>  You must precede each command there with sudo on the Mac. Sigh... <<
> Herb,
> Thank you!
> I don't believe that important fact has been mentioned in the time I
> have been reading this list. At least, not in a digest that I received.
> (I  have wondered about the sudo commands that are regularly sprinkled
> throughout the messages on this list.)

But see http://mactex-wiki.tug.org/wiki/index.php?title=TeXLive_Manager
which is likely to give a more comprehensive overview than reading the
list where people largely respond to queries rather than trying to set
out full sets of instructions. At least, I think that's the idea.

TeX Live does not recommend an installation owned by root. This is
likely why the standard instructions don't mention using sudo etc. It
is definitely safer to follow that recommendation. It is easier,
however, to ignore it in at least the case of OS X and that's what the
official TeX Live installation for OS X does.

- cfr

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