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

Alain Schremmer schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Sat Mar 10 21:19:39 CET 2012

On Mar 10, 2012, at 1:25 PM, Peter Dyballa wrote:

> Am 10.3.2012 um 17:05 schrieb Alain Schremmer:
>> Am I to understand that I should get the "paranoïd" back into /usr/ 
>> local/texlive/2010/texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf and change "p" to "r" in / 
>> usr/local/texlive/2010/texmf.cnf ?
> Yes, I think so. This option should not stop you from doing your  
> job, as long as you have a reasonable layout of master and included  
> TeX and graphics files. The paranoid setting is mostly meant for  
> little utilities that perform particular jobs, like converting from  
> an unusable graphics format to one that be used, create index files,  
> run BibTeX. These utilities can be dangerous and can easily be  
> launched from Greek (mostly misspelled as Trojan) files.
> And you should perform changes in /usr/local/texlive/2010/texmf.cnf.  
> This file already exists from the Mac TeX installation.

Moriturus te salutat.

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