[tex-live] Tex-Live 2005 DVD: Permission Denied

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Sat Apr 8 20:36:39 CEST 2006

Hi Sebastian,

    tex --version, and I get:permission denied. 

Hmm, a new problem.  The existing teTeX shouldn't be the issue.

Anyway, try doing
  ls -l /your/texlive/root/bin/i386-linux/tex
(replace /your/texlive/root with the actual directory you installed
into, of course.)  If those permissions don't look something like
rwxr-xr-x (with the x's), something very strange happened at installation.

(If you're not using GNU/Linux, replace i386-linux with the appropriate
system directory.)

Also try 
  which tex
to make sure that it is finding the tex you intend.  Assuming you use bash,
  type -all tex
will show you all the tex's in PATH, which can also be helpful.

We'll get to the bottom of it ...


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