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

Adam R. Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Mon Feb 5 22:08:16 EST 2007

On Feb 5, 2007, at 18:46, Anthony Dardis wrote:

> On Mon, 05 Feb 2007 21:40:58 -0500, Adam R. Maxwell  
> <amaxwell at mac.com> wrote:
>> On Feb 5, 2007, at 09:42, Maarten Sneep wrote:
>>> As for actually installing the TeX package in your private tree:
>>> - open the package in i-Installer.
>>> - go to the "Pkg Properties" tab.
>>> - change the install location
>>> - uncheck the "Authentication required' checkmark.
>>> I'm not sure if i-Installer itself can be installed at this  
>>> moment, given that it now comes in a apple installer package for  
>>> security reasons. Is that Apple package relocatable?
>> I just downloaded it to check, and it appears to be relocatable  
>> (allows selection of a volume and folder), so should be easily  
>> installed by a non-admin user.
>> Adam
> When I tried to install i-Installer on my Mac, it gave me the option  
> to choose the destination. But the local folder I had set up was  
> greyed out and could not be selected. Is there something I can do to  
> get around this?

Sorry, no idea.  It allows me to select a folder with no problems.  Is  
this a folder that you have write permission for (double check with  
Get Info in Finder)?


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