[OS X TeX] a question concerning the file system

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Thu Dec 22 16:23:27 EST 2005

On 22 Dec 2005, at 22:01, Peter Dyballa wrote:

> Am 22.12.2005 um 21:50 schrieb Friedrich Vosberg:
>> Is there some reason to install these additional packages *not*  
>> into ./usr/local/tetex/share/texmf/.. and delete the installation  
>> of these packages in the home directories of the users?
> Yes, there is a big one: they will get deleted!

Not so fast. /Library/teTeX is actually a link to /usr/local/tetex,  
so as long as you use texmf.local in either location, you'll be  
fine... texmf.local is meant for your own packages. This location  
should be left untouched by the i-Installer during upgrades.

> Friedrich, the proper system-wide place is /Library/teTeX/share/ 
> texmf.local or /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.local.

That is the same location.

> Don't forget texhash!

or mktexlsr, which is the preferred name for the same script.

> 'Private' MAP need to be integrated with 'sudo -H updmap-sys ...'  
> When done, you should delete some files and directories from the ~/ 
> Library/texmf/fonts/map/ tree.
> Look into some TXT files in /Library/teTeX/share/texmf.gwtex!

Especially the 'howtexfindsfiles' file.

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