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

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Fri Apr 29 10:27:39 CEST 2016

Hi all,

as already written several times, it is not recommended to install TL as
root in Linux. Thus many years ago I manually created (as root)
/usr/local/texlive and changed ownership of this directory to me. Can
MacTeX bi installed by an ordinary user if this additional step is done
manually using sudo?

Zdeněk Wagner

2016-04-29 1:30 GMT+02:00 Richard Koch <koch at uoregon.edu>:

> Folks,
> 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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