[texhax] Explanation? - Was texhash trouble in TL on Ubuntu

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Fri Aug 17 01:17:59 CEST 2012

On 08/16/2012 05:56 PM, Gordon Haverland wrote:

> On August 16, 2012, Axel E. Retif wrote:
>> What I do is prepend TeXLive path in /etc/environment:
> A bunch of this is of a philosophical nature.  Unfortunately, the
> people coming into this, have never seen the philosophy.
> Root is the superuser, and can do whatever they want to.
> Permissions are not checked.  Somethings are impossible, so
> sometimes root sees errors that look like permissions.
> Because root can do anything, people should not get in the habit
> of doing anything "normal" as root.  Root is there to maintain the
> system.  Root is not there to run TeX programs

Yes, I know I might not have the best setup. That's why I said advanced 
users might prefer Lars' method ---and yours as well, from what I gather.


> This is too long.  I hope this trip into UN*X permissions has been
> of help.

Yes, of course it has! Thank you.



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