[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
> 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
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