[texhax] trouble installing TeX Collection 2013

Ettore Aldrovandi ealdrov at mail.math.fsu.edu
Fri Jul 12 23:28:15 CEST 2013

On Fri, Jul 12, 2013 at 12:12:46AM -0400, Thomas Schneider wrote:
> Richard:
> > Last year we ran into a similar problem; users of the HomeBrew
> > system are told to give /usr/local the permissions
> > drwx------
> This seems really weird to me.  The OWNER of /usr/local is of course
> root.  So if you have these permissions, a normal user cannot read the

Weird indeed. But as far as I know Homebrew suggests to chown /usr/local
to a regular user, which is questionable for other reasons. BTW I run Homebrew, but not from


Ettore Aldrovandi
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