[tex-live] Tex Live Utility Help - For Mac

Johannes Böttcher johannesbottcher at gmail.com
Fri Feb 14 23:02:55 CET 2014

Hi Nish,

as Adam said, you need to have sudo rights.

Nevertheless, you can change the directory to install TL2013, for 
example, you do not (should not) need sudo rights to install TL in your 
home directory.

Best regards

On 14.02.2014 20:31, Krishnamurthy, Nishanth wrote:
> To Whom It May Concern:
> My name is Nish Krishnamurthy and I’m a graduate student at Florida State University where I’m using LaTex (MacTex) to write my dissertation. I’m having issues with the Tex Live Utility updating itself. Specifically, whenever I open TeX Live Utility on my Macbook to see the different packages I have installed, this warning pops up:
> Repository URL has a newer TeX Live version. Your TeX Live version is 2012, but your default repository URL appears to be for TeX Live 2013.  You need to manually upgrade to a newer version of TeX Live, as there will be no further updates for your version.
> So when I choose “upgrade”, it takes me to this page (http://tug.org/texlive/) from where I click and download the “install-fl-unx.tar.gz” installation file for Mac. Then after unzipping that file, opening the “install-tl” execution file, and finally choosing “Install to hard disk” after the terminal window opens, this message appears:
> Installing to: /usr/local/texlive/2013
> /Users/Nishka/Downloads/install-tl-20140206/install-tl: mkdir(/usr/local/texlive/2013/) failed, goodbye: Permission denied
> logout
> Being able to upgrade to the latest version of TeX Live is important so that I’m able to use the latest packages for my dissertation (like pgfplots). I would therefore appreciate any help and/or assistance you might be able to give in order to help me install/update the latest version of TeX Live Utility for my Macbook. Thank you very much.
> Best,
> Nish Krishnamurthy

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