[OS X TeX] MacTeX installer and man pages

Justin C. Walker justin at mac.com
Fri Jul 21 21:02:29 EDT 2006

On Jul 21, 2006, at 13:33 , Charilaos Skiadas wrote:

> On Jul 21, 2006, at 12:17 PM, Justin C. Walker wrote:
>> I think trying to make sense of conflicting directions given by  
>> the above is fairly difficult, so the easy-to-implement, as well  
>> as easy-to-explain, choice is the hierarchy approach, without  
>> merging.
> I don't see how making sense of conflicting directions is any  
> different than having multiple paths in MANPATH.

Nor do I.  I was just thinking out loud.  Another take: the way it's  
defined permits the system manager to define one scheme; individual  
users can configure away to their heart's content (completely  
overriding the former); and that user can modify the config for  
single uses (again, overriding).

In any case, this is just rank speculation.  If you think it's  
designed badly, you can file a bug report/enhancement request (but  
since this isn't Apple code, it's probably not going to take; talk to  
the upstream folk).



Justin C. Walker, Curmudgeon at Large
Institute for the Enhancement of the Director's Income
Nobody knows the trouble I've been

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