[XeTeX] permission error in .995 OS X

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Thu Aug 24 11:22:18 CEST 2006


>> sh: line 1: /usr/local/teTeX/bin/i386-apple-darwin-current/
>> xdv2pdf_mergemarks: Permission denied
>> *** failed to run xdv2pdf_mergemarks: status = 32256
>> The permissions are incorrect the are 644 and should be 755. Would
>> seem the installer has a slight error.

This problem only shows up if you use hyperref or something similar  
to add links, bookmarks, etc to the output, and are using the  
(default) xdv2pdf driver on Mac OS X. It does not affect xdvipdfmx,  
and therefore Linux and Windows users are immune to this particular  
problem -- but don't worry, they get their share of bugs! :)

The installer packages for 0.995 have just been updated to fix the  
issue. The i-Installer package date is now 2006/08/24, and the  
download page lists the .pkg version as "rev.D". (I also added a  
couple of missing documentation files for xkeyval and fontspec to the  

The actual software is unchanged, so if you've used chmod +x to fix  
the problem, you don't need to re-download and re-install everything.


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