Installing latest version of LaTeX

Peter Boosten peter at
Sat Jun 6 20:01:17 UTC 2009

Roland Smith wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 06, 2009 at 08:04:19PM +0200, Peter Boosten wrote:
>> Roland Smith wrote:
>>> On Sat, Jun 06, 2009 at 01:46:36PM -0400, Daniel Underwood wrote:
>>>> Having trouble mounting the ISO:
>>>> [daniel at bsdbox ~]$ sudo mount_cd9660 -o ro /dev/`mdconfig -a -t vnode
>>>> -f ./texlve2008.iso` ./mount/
>>>> mdconfig: open(/dev/mdctl): Permission denied
>>> Regular users don't have read/write permissions on /dev/mdctl.
>>> So either change those permissions so that your user-id has those
>>> permissions, or run mdconfig as root.
>> Hmmm, one might think that 'sudo' does exactly that ;-)
> It does that for the mount_cd9660 command, but _before_ sudo it called,
> the code between backticks is executed by the shell as the regular user.
> I thought that was obvious, so I didn't mention it.

Ah, yeah, you're right. Sorry, missed that one.



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