[OS X TeX] iinstaller packages are not documents

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Fri Mar 4 13:43:06 EST 2005

On 4 mrt 2005, at 19:23, Joachim Kock wrote:

> My personal opinion does not have much weight, so it would be
> useful to hear if others have any comments on this issue.

I personally think that this horse is dead.

You can (and maybe should) change the default location yourself
in the preferences. I keep 'em on an external disk, saves download
time on multiple macs.

I agree that ~/Documents is not the most pleasant of choices, especially
in light of making backups -- mail is stored in ~/Library as well, you 
want a backup) but honestly I do not know a better solution
(~/Library/Application Support is an option,
/Users/Shared/i-Packages could be another option).

I don't know of any issues in changing the default in i-Installer if 
never changed the default value in the first place (IIRC, that value 
isn't stored
in the preferences file, and changing the default may cause issues if 
updates i-Installer after the default value is altered).


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