[OS X TeX] a question concerning the file system

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Thu Dec 22 16:48:16 EST 2005

Am 22.12.2005 um 22:23 schrieb Maarten Sneep:

>>> 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.

Therefore I used 'or,' otherwise I would have used 'and.' Could you try 
to parse Friedrich's first sentence again? Do you see the last slash in 
his path value?



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