4

I am getting the following error now when I compile with TeXShop.

"This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.16 (TeX Live 2015) (preloaded format=pdflatex)
 restricted \write18 enabled.
entering extended mode
(./Oct11.tex/Library/TeX/texbin/pdflatex: getcwd: Operation not permitted"

Any ideas how to fix it? It was working fine before updating to Catalina.

  • 1
    This has nothing to do with TeXShop. Your version of MacTeX is positively ancient (TL 2015). Please do yourself a favour and update to the latest version of MacTeX, which should work fine with Catalina. – Alan Munn Oct 9 '19 at 15:55
  • 1
    Possible solution without upgrading (which you should do of course): modify the privileges of pdflatex as in osxdaily.com/2018/10/09/…. – Marijn Oct 9 '19 at 15:59
  • 1
    @Mico I think you mean TL 2015? But TL 2015 contained 64bit binaries anyway. – Alan Munn Oct 9 '19 at 16:21
  • Thank you for your comments. I figured out that when I updated to Catalina, the new OS restricted the permissions of TeXShop since it's a downloaded software. I adjusted the permissions in the OS and it resolved the problem. – Seneca Oct 13 '19 at 20:52
1

It is probably a matter of application file system permission for TexShop in Catalina. : Open General Settings -> Security & Privacy -> Privacy, select Full Disk Access in the left pane, then click + and add TexShop. I had the same with Emacs and Auctex and solved it with information provided here :

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.