[OS X TeX] sharing texmf trees between OS X and linux
Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Mon Mar 27 17:23:45 EST 2006
Am 27.03.2006 um 19:40 schrieb Thomas A. Schmitz:
> OK, I'll have a look at it, but it sounds complex.
No, it's easy. First you need to install the NFS server software (nfs-
utils? client is probably already installed). By activating this
service automatically portmapd is registered and launched (and other
daemons, could you need to edit /etc/hosts.allow). There's still, I
think, a file like /etc/exportfs that lists what is shared how with
whom. 'exportfs -a' starts to export all trees listed, using an entry
name gives only this free.
> And you seem to remember that there's some limit to nested levels,
It won't hit you when it does not hit you on Mac OS X. With NFS
something like /mnt/osx/Users/tas/Library/texmf/fonts/tfm/adobe/
garamond/foo.tfm becomes exactly ~/texmf/fonts/tfm/adobe/garamond/
foo.tfm. The operating system won't see anything 'foreign' or
'strange,' it will just see some more inodes.
/etc/exports has lines like:
/mnt/osx/Users/tas/Library/texmf <IP adr. or name>(rw) [another
'exportfs /mnt/osx/Users/tas/Library/texmf' gives it free. On the
client you invoke 'mount -t nfs <server>:/mnt/osx/Users/tas/Library/
texmf ~/texmf' -- well, ~/texmf needs to be an absolute path and you
will need to be the superuser. To make the mounting happen
automatically there is /etc/fstab:
<server>:/mnt/osx/Users/tas/Library/texmf ~/texmf nfs rw 0 0
There is a Linux NFS-HOWTO: http://nfs.sourceforge.net/nfs-howto/. I
don't know whether NFS loopback mountain is mentioned there, this
would be the optimum solution since server and client are the same.
It's really not that complicated to set up some dot files for more
that one architecture. Many things get prepared the same way. Special
adaptations can be treated via the the value of uname -s, in Emacs
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