[OS X TeX] iinstaller packages are not documents

Adam R. Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Fri Mar 4 20:58:59 EST 2005

On Mar 4, 2005, at 14:30, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> Le 4 mars 05, à 22:10, Joachim Kock a écrit :
>> Aha.  Then it is more appropriate to think of these packages as  
>> caches
>> or support files instead of regarding them as pure download.  In  
>> which
>> case I would suggest  ~/Library/Application\ Support/i-Installer
> Or ~/Library/i-Packages. Think about ~/Library/Receipts,  
> ~/Library/iMovie, ~/Library/iTunes, ~/Library/Mail,  
> ~/Library/QuickTime, ~/Library/Safari, ~/Library/Mozilla,  
> ~/Library/Thunderbird, etc. But of course there are counter-examples:  
> ~/Library/Application Support/AdressBook, ~/Library/Application  
> Support/Camino, ~/Library/Application Support/Firefox,  
> ~/Library/Application Support/iCal, ~/Library/Application  
> Support/Nvu, ~/Library/Application Support/Sunbird, etc. Hard to see  
> any deterministic logical pattern to it!

It may be hard to see a pattern, but there are guidelines for what is  
appropriate; applications are not supposed to put files in ~/Documents,  
for instance.  See "Where to put application files" from  
BPFileSystem/index.html> for details.


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