[tex-live] TeX Live - Quick Install on Solaris -> Permission denied errors

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Mon Jan 28 23:22:07 CET 2008

      But ... three of the directories DID have x permission. This is what I had immediately after installation:  

More chmod's in the install scripts.

  Well, if  the installation scripts don't enforce  the permissions that
  are necessary for a given setup scenario,

There's nothing to enforce.  It is plausible to run a "private" TeX
installation with no permission to anyone but the owner.  I wouldn't
want TL to blindly make everything publicly readable (as it semi-does now).

    helpful to have a sentence in the installation notes that says
    something like, "if you want TeX Live to be usable by everyone, you
    must set umask ... before you start", or "... ensure that you have
    these file permisions after installation: ...".

Ok, fair enough.  Thanks for the suggestion and all the patient email :).


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