[tex-live] TeX Live - Quick Install on Solaris -> Permission denied errors
karl at freefriends.org
Mon Jan 28 17:20:52 CET 2008
My umask setting was 77, which I don't think is unusual;
Given that umask, wouldn't you expect everything to only be usable by you?
in any case, I don't see how it could cause some directories to
lose x permisison (texmf, texmf-local, texmf-var), while leaving
their sister directories with the correct permissions (bin,
Looking at the install scripts, I see that there are some after-the-fact
chmod's which add r permission to some trees, but not x. So that's
presumably why the result wasn't just rwx------, as your umask would imply.
Since the installation scripts have been completely reimplemented for
the next release, and I don't think such special chmod's are done any
more, there's probably nothing to do here.
time, this TeX Live installation now has been a pretty painless
experience - so thanks go to all the people who've contributed to
making it that way.
Thanks for the kind words :).
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