[tlu] [ TeX Live Utility 2019 ] file sytem permission issue

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at icloud.com
Fri May 10 17:30:11 CEST 2019

> Le 10 mai 2019 à 16:26, Adam R. Maxwell <amaxwell at mac.com> a écrit :
>> On May 10, 2019, at 00:43 , Simon Kramer <simon.kramer at bluewin.ch> wrote:
>>> Have you modified your umask globally by editing a systems file?
>> 	only my own (user's) .bash_profile, that is, with "umask 0077"
>> 	(IMHO, software installation ought to be independent of that, right?)
> That file only affects programs you start from the bash shell. Any
> program launched with Finder will inherit a different setting.
> Check TLU's log output (Window menu) for umask warnings.

To Simon: in your message from last December


you referred to Apple's page on umask


and you mentioned explicitly the associated instructions for the user and the system, namely (given your umask 077)

sudo launchctl config user umask 077
sudo launchctl config system umask 077

Did you by any chance run any of these commands? They would mean, I think, that applications (started from the Finder) would be affected as well.

In particular, the second instruction would mean the umask would affect processes requiring a root authentication in an app GUI (as do updates in TLU).


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