[OS X TeX] Texlive without MacTeX

Alain Matthes 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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