additional texmf tree for all users (was Re: [OS X TeX] Beginner help with TeXshop/MacTex needed)

Victor Ivrii vivrii at
Fri Aug 25 18:03:48 EDT 2006

On 8/25/06, Herbert Schulz <herbs at> wrote:
> On Aug 25, 2006, at 3:09 PM, William Adams wrote:
> > While I'm not able to directly help --- this did spark a question
> > I've been pondering for a while now --- why not add an additional
> > texmf tree for all users of a given Mac as a standard part of the
> > install?

/usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf/web2c/texmf.cfg one can add the whole forest :-)

> >
> > I'd think that /Users/Shared/texmf would be a good place for it --- I
> > wanted to set up my wife's account on her PowerBook to have a
> > customized TeX setup, so duped my own and deleted a couple of things
> > she didn't need, but instead, moving the stuff we both need to some
> > centralized location strikes me as a much better idea.
> >
> > William
> >
> Howdy,
> Isn't that what texmf.local is for? :-)

Sure, but if someone is a paranoid: i-installer installs (a very few,
cm-super f.e.) packages here
and if the names of packages coincide the old package will be overwritten

Victor Ivrii, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto
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