[OS X TeX] /usr/local/texprograms -> /Library/ActiveTeXPrograms

Charilaos Skiadas skiadas at hanover.edu
Wed Nov 29 18:23:42 EST 2006

On Nov 29, 2006, at 6:06 PM, Maarten Sneep wrote:

> On 29-nov-2006, at 23:59, Gerben Wierda wrote:
>> So, I am planning to do this in terms of links:
>> /Library/gwTeX -> ../../usr/local/gwTeX
>> /Library/ActiveTeXPrograms -> ../../usr/local/gwTeX/bin/i386-apple- 
>> darwin-current (on intel)
>> /Library/ActiveTeXPrograms -> ../../usr/local/gwTeX/bin/powerpc- 
>> apple-darwin-current (on ppc)
>> The ../.. part of the link is to make sure they still work if the  
>> volume is not the startup volume. The capitalisation makes it  
>> easier to read.
>> Any comments?
> I would add one level: /Library/TeX/gwTeX, /Library/TeX/ 
> ActiveTeXProgram, etc. to group the TeX stuff.
I agree with that, I would even go as far as to suggest  /Library/ 
Application Support/TeX/ActiveTeXPrograms
I don't think it's a good idea to add too many (any) top-level  
folders under Library, that's the only reason I prefer the  
Application Support one.
Actually, looking at it again (http://developer.apple.com/ 
LibraryDirectory.html), I think it would be fine to add a TeX folder  
under Library.

> Is it possible to add /Library/TeX/texmf as a texmf local tree? Or  
> link from there to the active texmf local tree?
> Regards,
> Maarten

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