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

Herbert Schulz herbs at
Mon Aug 28 10:12:38 EDT 2006

On Aug 28, 2006, at 7:31 AM, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> Sorry, reading this message again I realize it's rather ambiguous.  
> What I was suggesting was to move all i-Installer-maintained  
> additions such as ConTeXt updater, CM-Super, MusicTeX, XeTeX etc.  
> to texmf.gwtex. In that event, texmf.local would become exclusively  
> a repository for local additions by the Mac admin, and never be  
> touched by i-Installer (except when being read in order to create  
> TeX formats, but never written nor erased).
> Bruno Voisin


Then all of these extras will have to be re-installed when the TeX  
package is updated. I believe we already see that with XeTeX (which  
is a small package so not much of a problem) but some packages (like  
CM Super?) are considerably larger. Oh... I thin the packages so save  
disk space on my Powerbook.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at

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