[tex-live] TeX Live - Quick Install on Solaris -> Permission denied errors
karl at freefriends.org
Thu Jan 24 23:06:11 CET 2008
Thanks for taking the time to write.
drwxr--r-- 19 tex tex 4096 Jan 22 12:42 texmf
I can't say why the directories ended up lacking the x bit. They aren't
that way in the original. Maybe you had an unusual umask setting?
texmf-var was rw for everyone - surely that can't be right?
The system texmf-var is used rather like /tmp for TeX, so, yes -- the
idea being that any user on the system might end up running something
that causes a font (or whatever) to be autogenerated.
There is an option to make it append-only, like /tmp typically is these days.
% chmod -R go=u-w 2007
That seems to have fixed it, and I hope it was correct,
As long as you are the only user, seems plausible to me. You're going
to have to do something to add the x bit on the directories.
if not, shouldn't the documentation cover it?
This is the first time I recall this problem being reported.
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