[OS X TeX] Local additions repository

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Fri Jan 19 01:50:19 EST 2007

On Jan 19, 2007, at 00:38 , Bruno Voisin wrote:

> - Couldn't instead the TexmfLocal directories of all the installed  
> TeX distributions (/usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.local for teTeX, / 
> usr/local/gwTeX/texmf.pkgs for gwteX, and /usr/local/texlive/texmf- 
> local for TeX Live) be turned into symlinks to a unique real  
> directory /Library/TeX/Local, where the additions would be installed?

Yes, but the configuration of the TeX itself is not aware of that, so  
you would need to change texmf.cnf in all the installed distributions  
too (handwork)

The texdist structure is descriptive of and not prescriptive for the  
TeX distributions. This is a conscious design choice.


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