[OS X TeX] Re: Remarks on the /usr/bin/texprograms symlink
jkock at start.no
Sat Nov 25 20:39:52 EST 2006
Claus Gerhardt wrote:
> Technically it is no problem to set a symlink locally, however any
> system wide setting that points to a different tex source will cause
> problems for the command line unless local provisions are taken.
Since I don't understand a word of what you are saying here, I assume you
have not understood my point either...
The point is simply that if you change the symlink, this change affects
*all* users on the systems. There is no such thing as a symlink valid for
one user and not for another. Hence it is not reasonable to use the tex
switcher script on a multi-user system (unless of course you deliberately
want to impose your changes on everybody else).
Were the tex switcher to be used by a non-admin user wanting to override
the sysadmin's idiosyncrasies, or just by a user wanting to experiment
without bothering others, it would have to perform its switch by writing
to ~/.profile and ~/.MacOSX/environment.plist
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