[OS X TeX] Error: I can't write on file '(name)'

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sat Mar 10 19:06:45 CET 2012

On Mar 10, 2012, at 8:32 AM, Peter Dyballa wrote:

> Am 10.3.2012 um 00:45 schrieb Alain Schremmer:
>> Are you saying that I should move the modified "texmf.cnf" to a place that TeX can find but that TeXLive is not going to overwrite next time I upgrade?
> Don't move it, but change /usr/local/texlive/2010/texmf.cnf! The file /usr/local/texlive/2010/texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf belongs to the system and can be overwritten by some TeX update – although it's unlikely that it could happen in 2012...
> --
> Greetings
>  Pete


I think you should create a new texmf.cnf file that contains only the item you wish to override and place that in /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local/web2c. That way even if you update to TL2011 (that supports Leopard!) it will still work. Need only run

sudo mktexlsr

after placing the new txmf.cnf in that location so that TeX ``knows'' about it's existence.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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