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

Adam R. Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Sun Feb 4 20:17:50 EST 2007

On Feb 4, 2007, at 17:03, Peter Dyballa wrote:

> 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 ...

i-Installer allows you to do this with gwTeX (unless Gerben recently  
changed it).


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