[OS X TeX] excalibur

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Feb 3 16:51:28 CET 2014

On Feb 3, 2014, at 9:34 AM, Themis Matsoukas <tmatsoukas at icloud.com> wrote:

> I did a fresh software installation on a reformatted mac and I run into this problem: I cannot create custom dictionaries in Excalibur. When I try to create a dictionary in/ Applications/Tex/Excalibur, it tells me that “APpleShare won’t allow the opening of this file (access denied)”. If I move Excalibur on the desktop, the error goes away. Do I need to set permissions? The current permissions in /Applications/TeX/EXcalibur were set (I assume) by the MacTex installer to:
> 	drwxrwxr-x   9 root  wheel     306 Feb  3 10:14 Excalibur
> My laptop, which doesn’t have this problem, gives
> 	drwxr-xr-x+ 10 Themis  staff     340 Nov 16 09:22 Excalibur
> Themis


Have to admit that I don't use Excalibur but changing the owner and group should work if Excalibur is writing in that folder. Try changing the owner and group using

sudo chown Themis:staff /Applications/TeX/Excalibur 

and see if that does the job.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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