[OS X TeX] OSX-ifying TeX even more

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Thu Jan 18 09:15:45 EST 2007

On Jan 18, 2007, at 6:57 AM, Roberto Avanzi wrote:

> I suffered from a partial HD crash, so I replaced myself my PB HD,
> put the old one in a external case, and used the Migration Assistant
> to bring all my data and applications to the new disk - but things
> like TeX and Developer Tools were NOT migrated as they are not in
> Users, Applications or in the configurations files. So I had to
> reinstall them separately.

It's a complication with lots of possible side-effects.

It makes OS X TeX not a standard Unix-like part of the system, but  
something else, moving against the mainstream unification which OS X  
made possible.

For my part, I handle stuff like this by storing the installation  
files for systemic things in /Users/Shared/installed and then just re- 
install them after the migration is compleat.


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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