[OS X TeX] MacTeX (Latex) installation on user space

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Sun Feb 4 20:03:47 EST 2007

Am 05.02.2007 um 01:03 schrieb Amit Jayant Shirsat:

> I have specific question related to installing MacTex.
> Since i am using a .edu domain shared disk space i cannot install  
> the software with admin privileges. Can i install it in my user space?

No. The MacTeX package installs into places as given by internal  
files that control this behaviour. It should work to change such a  
file's contents, but then other files are run to change files in / 
private/etc that set the PATH to TeX executables, or a series of  
'sudo updmap' and 'sudo texconfig' are run ...

Getting the TeX Live distribution from CTAN might work. A single  
script installs all (or parts of) the software. Maybe it accepts a  
target where to install ...



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