[OS X TeX] How to make TeXShop engines available to all users?
maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Thu Jul 26 12:59:14 EDT 2007
On Jul 26, 2007, at 17:49, William Adams wrote:
> On Jul 26, 2007, at 11:03 AM, Alan Munn wrote:
>>> On Jul 26, 2007, at 15:33, Alan Munn wrote:
>>>> Hi, I'm sure this has been covered before, but I can't seem to
>>>> find it. Where do I put a new TeXShop engine so that all users
>>>> on a machine can use it? Searching through the archives I see
>>>> lots of "put the new engine in ~/Library/TeXShop" advice, but
>>>> this is a pain with multiuser machines.
>>> Have you tried /Library/TeXShop ?
>> That doesn't seem to work.
> A work-around:
> - make all of your ~/Library/TeXShop directories into links to /
I downloaded the source, and the path ~/Library/TeXShop is hard-
coded. The link technique is a nightmare from a maintenance point of
view. Other options:
1) Ensure that these strings are localised, so a power user/
administrator can alter them without having to recompile TeXShop. The
hard coded values should be replaced by calls to
2) The code is updated to search the domains: This link  has a
topic “Locating Directories on the System”, which has the code (as
far as I can see) to help here. This has to be done whenever the
files are accessed, since different files may come from different
domains. This is a lot of work.
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