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

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Wed Nov 29 19:16:35 EST 2006

On Nov 30, 2006, at 00:06 , 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.

That is a good plan.

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

/Library/TeX/ActiveTexmfLocal ?

Actually I think this is not a good plan. It adds something that can  
be a mismatch. Someone resets the programs but forgets the local. Bad.

/Library/TeX/ActiveTeXPrograms/kpsewhich --expand-var=\$TEXMFLOCAL

is usable ;-) and always in sync with the programs.

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