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

Jérome Laurens jerome.laurens at u-bourgogne.fr
Thu Nov 30 17:07:16 EST 2006

Le 30 nov. 06 à 19:53, Richard Koch a écrit :

> Folks,
> This is just for Gerben and others interested in the link issue; most
> users should ignore it.
> [...]
> and finally two links satisfactory for most users:
> 	/Library/TeX/TeXPrograms --> /Library/TeX/Distributions/Default/ 
> Programs
> 	/Library/TeX/MainFolder --> /Library/TeX/Distributions/Default/ 
> MainFolder
> Here "MainFolder" probably has a better name; this is a way to provide
> the old /Library/teTeX functionality.

What about MainResources instead of MainFolder and LocalResources or  
CustomResources instead of TexmfLocal

We should choose between TeXPrograms and Programs but avoid both

To follow mac os x guidelines, we must replicate this at each domain  
network, local and user

Moreover, it might be interesting to take into account a /Library/TeX/ 
bin folder to collect extra tools
iTeXMac[2] uses this folder, but it does not require any PATH setup  
for that
I have seen that some TeXShop web pages also refer to that folder but  
I am wondering if this is a typo (for /Library/TeXShop/bin)
Anyway, this folder would allow to extend/override the default behaviour

Finally the PATH should have
ad maxima
ad minima

of course any other setup should also reflect this (man?)

I really insist on the user domain because installing a distribution  
in the local domain should not short circuit an already existing  
distribution in a user domain.

I am not fond of the Network part, but it does not cost much at first  

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