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

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Thu Nov 30 12:34:07 EST 2006

> Le 30 nov. 06 à 17:48, Claus Gerhardt a écrit :
>> These possible settings make switching tex sources ugly.


> I don't think that's what Gerben meant. I think /Library/TeX/
> Distributions/Default/ was planned for accessing the various texmf
> trees, in addition with (and not instead of)  /Library/TeX/
> ActivePrograms which was still in the game for accessing the
> executables.

Yes, I think Cluaus did not entirely understand the proposal. Well, I
warned it was a complex proposal ;-)

Anyway, Claus, here is a question for you:

Suppose I use /usr/local/texprograms (or something equivalent), what
happens when I type "man pdftex"? How do I get the man page which
corresponds with the linked distribution? I'll present apossible answer


Possible Answer:
/Library/TeX/Distributions/Default/Man is being added to manpath.conf.
This is automatically in sync with
/Library/TeX/Distributions/Default/Programs. As we only set one link
(/Library/TeX/Distributions/Default) consistency is guaranteed and another
source for trouble when supoprting people has been eliminated.

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