[texhax] trouble installing TeX Collection 2013

Thomas Schneider schneidt at mail.nih.gov
Wed Jul 10 13:48:52 CEST 2013


> We have seen permission problems crop their nasty head for a very
> small subset of users in the past and it seems that sort of thing is
> still happening; we haven't been able to track down the cause. I
> believe ``installing'' the FixMacTeX2013.pkg will fix that as well
> as other possible problems that we've seen crop up when a major
> update (OS X 10.x -> OS X 10.(x+1)) and ``cleans up''.

Hmm.  Well apparently it works now given that I fixed the permissions
by hand.  I located the FixMacTeX2013 package:

/Applications/TeX/What Is Installed.pdf

But the What only says "FixMacTeX2013 is a small install package which
can fix problems which occasionally occur when a system containing
MacTeX is upgraded to a later version of the operating system." which
doesn't tell me what it does exactly and the pkg itself is binary.  So
I hesitate to run it.  It would be nice to have it be a text script so
that people could see what it does.


  Thomas D. Schneider, Ph.D.
  Senior Investigator
  National Institutes of Health
  National Cancer Institute
  Center for Cancer Research
  Gene Regulation and Chromosome Biology Laboratory
  Molecular Information Theory Group
  Frederick, Maryland  21702-1201
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