[OS X TeX] Where to put local additions to texmf?

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Tue Jan 16 18:33:32 EST 2007

On Jan 17, 2007, at 00:14, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> On the other hand, based on the criterion that the local additions  
> should go to the one place that is in no case erased or overwritten  
> by either installer package (the TeX i-Package, or the TeXLive-200*  
> MacTeX package), then one is back to /usr/local/gwTeX/texmf.local  
> for gwTeX, and /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local for MacTeX.
> There must be a flaw somewhere in this reasoning, but where?

If it helps (I should not post after midnight, I know): I think the  
latter is correct.

I have gwTeX installed, and the texmf.local is the second tree, right  
after the personal tree, see below. This means that .local  
overrides .pkgs. From the contents of the pkgs, you're not meant to  
install stuff there yourself.

In previous releases the context updater use .local to dump its  
stuff, and now it installs in .pkgs (along with musixtex and the  
other separate install packages in i-Installer). The previous  
behaviour violated the expectancy that .local was for the local  
administrator, not touched by an installer.



maarten$ kpsewhich -show-path=tex -progname=latex | sed 's/:/\

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