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

Tobias Sebastian Kuhn tosebk at gmail.com
Thu Nov 30 14:49:07 EST 2006


it is not really true that you cannot get easily to /etc/: the  
Finders "Go to ..." (cmd-shift-g) does work in a standard Open Panel  
and you  only have to type "/etc", hit return and you are there. but  
maybe G is right and that's not easy enough...

you even can get everywhere on your HD with a single click: use  
FolderGlance (http://home.online.no/~stoedle/YLS/FolderGlance.html)  
and add your HD as a custom folder including invisible files. that  
way a ctrl-click above any window or the desktop lets you see  
EVERYTHING (and its possible to move or copy stuff around as you'll  
be asked for your password). its perfect to quickly compare the  
structure of TeX-distributions...

however, i think the goals for TeX-(Live)-in-the- 
future_WhateverYouNameIt are:

1. easy to find (for the average user /Library/TeX is easier to find  
than /usr/local/texprograms)
2. easy to compare (see 1)
3. easy to switch (for those who need it)
4. in sum: stay transparent

so, guys, you only have to agree where to put the symlink and how to  
name it.

get it done


PS: Dick was quicker than me and seems to agree...

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