[OS X TeX] A proper place to install a newer package

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Jan 24 10:24:22 EST 2006

On Jan 24, 2006, at 8:45 AM, Victor Ivrii wrote:

> What is the proper place to install the package from CTAN which
> is newer than updated GW distribution?
> Putting it in the normal TeX tree means that in the next update with
> i-Installer it could be wiped out and replaced by an older package
> from GW distribution.
> Putting it in
> /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.local
> or
> ~/Library/texmf
> means that two versions of the same package coexist and I am not  
> sure which will
> be loaded. Any suggestions?
> Thank you in advance
>                                    Victor


The order of search is ~/Library/texmf (personal tree), /usr/local/ 
teTeX/share/texmf.local (local changes), ...; so changes in the  
personal tree take precedent over the texmf.local, etc.

You might want to take a look at /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.gwtex/ 
README.howtexfindsfiles (/usr/local/teTeX can be gotten to via / 
Library/teTeX, a symbolic link).

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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