[texhax] latex2e usage.

Beverley Eyre bevucla at gmail.com
Sat Jan 22 04:06:15 CET 2011

On 01/21/2011 01:17 PM, Axel E. Retif wrote:
> On  21 Jan, 2011, at 04:33, Beverley Eyre wrote:
>> I think he didn't run texhash after the install.
> Maybe, but it seems to me that wouldn't explain why running `` sudo latex file.tex '' does work, as he later said in another email.

Ah, I missed that one.

I personally use linux, but I've installed TeXLive on a few Mac OS X 
systems in both the Mac way and the *nix way (I didn't want to install 
MacTeX because it seemed limited compared to the full TeXLive 
distribution.) I recall many permission problems with both installs. I 
remember that when installed you're asked for a password. Maybe if the 
root password is given there's a problem.  This
http://tug.org/texlive/doc/texlive-en/texlive-en.html#x1-150003 website 

"Warning about Unix permissions: Your umask at the time of installation 
will be respected by the TEX Live installer. Therefore, if you want your 
installation to be usable by users other than you, make sure your 
setting is sufficiently permissive, for instance, umask 002. For more 
information about umask, consult your system documentation."

As you say, the MaCTeX website may help.

> Anyway, Walt can find very knowledgeable people in the TeX on Mac OS mailing list that can help him. Perhaps just deleting his install and reinstalling with MacTeX might be enough, but more data is needed.
> Best
> Axel

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