[OS X TeX] TeXLive tree

Frank STENGEL fstengel at mac.com
Sun Oct 29 06:16:48 EST 2006

Le 29 oct. 06 à 10:02, Gerben Wierda a écrit :

> No. The complexity of this is beyond automatic systems. Think or  
> instance that hyphenation file names have changed, the set of  
> available languages have changed and how you would automate going  
> from one set to the other. I have looked into this and if it would  
> have been possible I would have done this as it is easiest for the  
> user. But it turned out to be impossible. Hence the new i-Package  
> and location.

I suspected something of the sort.

> In terms of the stuff installed with other i-Packages, these will  
> be updated asap and there will be a feature selecting between  
> multiple install locations of which the TeXLive version is  
> texmf.pkgs and not texmf.local as in the old TeX setup  (making a  
> future migration easier).

Good idea. If I understand well, what was in texmf.local is now split  
in two parts
1. Things added by packages that go into texmf.pkgs
2. Things added by the user that go into texmf.local

So, texmf.local will be preserved across installs, while texmf.pkgs  
might be changed according to the i-packages that are installed.

> In terms of stuff you have installed by hand, you'll have to move  
> it by hand.

Oh, well, it was worth a try ;-)
> Please do *not* use the old texmf.local tree in the new setup.

I won't. The reasons you give are compelling. As I said, I asked  
because I am lazy, and wanted to type as few terminal commands as  

Frank STENGEL (fstengel<at>mac.com)

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