[OS X TeX] Finally we are grown up

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Sat Nov 18 18:36:29 EST 2006

On Nov 19, 2006, at 00:08 , Claus Gerhardt wrote:

> The new tex installation would still succeed though, but the  
> structure would be really awkward, because the tex folder "2005"  
> would be contained in the TeXLive folder of Gerben's distribution.  
> It is really unfortunate that Gerben appropriated the name texlive  
> for his distribution, not respecting the default path of the  
> TeXLive (TUG).

Actually, I was under the impression that TL installed somewhere else  
(I think it used to be /usr/texlive or /usr/TeX even) and I did not  
check the latest installs. And I am a case-sensitive guy.

But rest assured, I will migrate my i-Packages to something else,  
probably /usr/local/gwTeX. However, this is not simple, as I need to  
consider not only new installs, but also updates and uninstalls.

If you move /usr/local/TeXLive to /usr/local/gwTeX and you install  
TeX Live full in /usr/local/texlive, one important thing to also do  
is to set your Install location of the TeX i-Package that is based on  
teX Live to the new gwTeX location. Otherwise, uninstall of the i- 
Package will potentially uninstall TeX Live.


BTW, appropriating could also have been seen as honouring the actual  
source (as I did with /usr/local/teTeX)
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