[OS X TeX] Texlive without MacTeX
alain.matthes at mac.com
Thu Apr 12 12:22:55 EDT 2007
Le 12 avr. 07 à 17:01, Peter Dyballa a écrit :
> Am 12.04.2007 um 15:51 schrieb Alain Matthes:
>> There is a problem to use /usr/local/texlive ?
> I don't think so. When you give the install shell script (/Volumes/
> TeXCol2006-2007/texlive/install-tl.sh) interactively the name of
> the installation root it has no other option than to record this in
> texmf.cnf – and from this file all is regulated, and from setting
> TEXDIR (almost) all installation places are regulated as well (the
> exceptions are TEXMFSYSVAR and the distribution independent
> TEXMFLOCAL and TEXMFHOME, which can be chosen independently).
I have many difficulties to understand english language but if it is
necessary to add a layer of humour above the layer of TeX, that
becomes very difficult :)
1) how to define a bad place? Do you have a definition?
2) when I make this install with Ubuntu , I copy the files of the CD
on the Desktop and I made the install from this folder .With the mac,
I think of making the same process : "/Users/ego/Desktop/TeXLive2007/
Can you explain what it's different ?
3) Why /usr/texbin or more exactly "/usr/local/gwTeX/bin/powerpc-
would be a better place than /usr/local/texlive/2007/powerpc-darwin
or /usr/local/texlive/current ?
and some years ago a good place was "/usr/local/teTeX/bin/....."
I's very interesting to know exactly which are the real differences
and why with OS X, we need always original installations, not to say
> Installing TeX Live in the wrong place is not that bad. You waste a
> few hours on installing and adapting, and within few minutes all is
> gone. Next time you can try to make another mistake ...
few hours ? no exactly 50 min for texlive on Ubuntu ( with a compile
of Kile) but it' not a waste of time because it's interesting to have
the same stucture on two computers.
Greetings Alain Matthes
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