[OS X TeX] Re: TUG installer symlinks in /usr/bin
jkock at start.no
Mon Nov 27 10:28:43 EST 2006
> Argh! I never get paths right, do I? We are lucky I am not
> the one who writes those scripts. Thanks for correcting me.
Now I refute the correction. I was right in the first place.
I confirm the information I gave in the first message in this
I had written:
> the TeXLive installer from TUG offers an option to create
> symlinks in /usr/bin/ to the tex programs. As far as I can
> see, this represents a potential conflict with the installers
> and switchers based on Gerben's setpath script.
And Claus corrected me:
>I recommend that next time you first check if the rumours you
>heard of are correct, it is /usr/local/bin.
Since I was describing the situation from memory, and since Claus has
been working with the TUG installer recently, I reckoned he was right,
and I immediately accepted his correction.
However, now I found the installer again, and ran it as far as the
screen for the optional symlinks, which looks like this:
Current options setup:
<A> alternate directory for automatically generated fonts: [ ]
<L> create symlinks in standard directories: [X]
<D> do not install font/macro doc tree: [ ]
<S> do not install font/macro source tree: [ ]
<R> return to main menu
New value for binary directory [/usr/bin]:
The suggested value for the binary directory is /usr/bin/ as I wrote!
This is what the installer suggests, it is not something I suggested
to the installer -- in fact I would never use that path for tex.
Here is the chunk of code in the installer script which builds the
symlink chooser dialogue:
L) toggle opt_symlinks
if test "$opt_symlinks" = X; then
cls; textvar_show screen_3; echo
test -z "$opt_symlinks_bin" && opt_symlinks_bin=/usr/bin
gets opt_symlinks_bin 'binary directory'
test -z "$opt_symlinks_man" && opt_symlinks_man=`dirname $opt_symlinks_bin`/man
gets opt_symlinks_man 'man directory '
test -z "$opt_symlinks_info" && opt_symlinks_info=`dirname $opt_symlinks_bin`/info
gets opt_symlinks_info 'info directory '
opt_symlinks_bin=''; opt_symlinks_man=''; opt_symlinks_info=''
where you can also see that /usr/bin is the default.
PS: Claus, where does your information come from, then?
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