[OS X TeX] Shared Local TeXMF tree (was ...)

Jérome Laurens jerome.laurens at u-bourgogne.fr
Thu Nov 30 13:15:16 EST 2006

Le 30 nov. 06 à 08:49, Bruno Voisin a écrit :

> [...]
> About the matter of /Library/TeX/ActiveTexmfLocal, I don't think  
> that can work: given the various distros (teTeX-based i-Package,  
> TeXLive-based i-Package, TeXLive DVD) contain different texmf  
> trees, the user may want to complement each of them with a specific  
> texmf.local or texmf-local tree. Hence you would need to create a  
> separate symlink for each distro-specific texmf.local tree. And the  
> level of complexity that would generate would end up breaking one  
> of the purposes of this symlink business: create clear and natural  
> pointers to the various parts a user might want to inspect inside  
> the insanely complex file hierarchies of the various TeX distros.

This raises an open question in my mind

What is the status of the distributions with respect to customization?
One can add somewhere packages to be used whatever distribution is  
Is there a location shared by many distributions?
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