tex live 2021 installation question
Alois.Steindl at tuwien.ac.at
Wed Aug 18 00:47:51 CEST 2021
the reommendation from archlinux sounds very reasonable.
If you are the only TeX user on the system, you could also install it
somewhere in your home-directory, or wherever you have the right
To install it in /usr/local, you need root permissions, sudo would be
Am 17.08.2021 um 22:15 schrieb Bob:
> Hi All,
> I am attempting to do a new installation of tex live 2021 on a new
> installation of fedora 34. When running the installer, I received the
> Enter command: I
> Installing to: /usr/local/texlive/2021
> install-tl: mkdir(/usr/local/texlive/) failed for tree
> /usr/local/texlive/2021: Permission denied at tlpkg/TeXLive/TLUtils.pm
> line 999, <STDIN> line 4.
> What is the best solution? Should I just mkdir /usr/local/texlive and
> give write permission to all?
> I found something from archlinux at:
> that recommends creating a new user:
> I also recommend *not* installing as root. This is also in line with
> upstream's recommendation. What I did was create a new user and group
> (texlive:texlive). As root, I also created the directory
> /usr/local/texlive and made sure it was owned by the texlive user.
> Then I logged in as that user to install. This works well. Neither the
> installer nor later use of the utilities can touch your home directory
> or system files. There is no downside to this - it is no less
> convenient than having the installation owned by root. So you gain a
> security benefit for no cost. (Or minimal cost: you have to create a
> single user and group, make one new directory and chmod that directory
> # adjust options as desired
> useradd -d /usr/local/texlive -m -g texlive -r -s /bin/sh texlive
> Set a password for the new account, and check ownership and
> permissions on the new directory:
> drwxr-xr-x 7 texlive texlive 4.0K Meh 26 02:14 .
> Then log in as texlive and install.
> What is the recommended way to solve this permission problem?
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