[tex-live] gpg with tlmgr with tl 2016 pretest, etc, on a Mac

Richard Koch koch at uoregon.edu
Fri Apr 29 01:30:21 CEST 2016


MacTeX installs TeX in /usr/local/texlive/2016, a location owned by root.
Therefore to administer TeX Live, you need sudo. I am told that many
Linux distributions install in user space, and thus don’t need sudo.

This also applies to TeX Live Utility, Adam Maxwell’s GUI
interface to tlmgr. This program will list packages without an admin
password, but whenever you ask it to perform a task which will modify
the TeX Distribution, it asks for an admin password.

Norbert says he’ll look into this, but I see no reason to do so.
Of course you are free to install TeX Live yourself, and then
you can install in user space.

Dick Koch

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