I'd like to set the permissions of
/usr/local/texlive so that I don't need admin rights to update my distribution with TeX Live Manager (or
tlmgr), and so on. What's the best way to do this? Are there any caveats I need to be aware of?
Kent, below, asks why I want to do this. Having started to use homebrew, their philosophy is that you don't need admin rights to install user Applications and therefore you shouldn't need them to install CLI programs. (Everything they install goes through a branch of /usr/local that has
group (I think) ownership to allow this.) So ever since, requiring
tlmgr update (and so on) has felt like a needless imposition.
Can you give a reason TeX Live should require only admin rights to change itself?