[tex-live] TeX Live - Quick Install on Solaris -> Permission denied errors
ajs_rdg at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Jan 25 15:46:01 CET 2008
Thanks for that quick and helpful answer.
The file permissions issue seems even stranger if nobody else has encountered it.
My umask setting was 77, which I don't think is unusual; in any case, I don't see how it could cause some directories to lose x permisison (texmf, texmf-local, texmf-var), while leaving their sister directories with the correct permissions (bin, texmf-dist, texmf-doc).
If it does happen, however, one is still left to make surmises about what the correct permissions are supposed to be.
Though I haven't installed anything much on Unix for quite a long time, this TeX Live installation now has been a pretty painless experience - so thanks go to all the people who've contributed to making it that way.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Karl Berry" <karl at freefriends.org>
To: <ajs_rdg at yahoo.co.uk>
Cc: <tex-live at tug.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 24, 2008 10:06 PM
Subject: Re: [tex-live] TeX Live - Quick Install on Solaris -> Permission deniederrors
> 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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