[OS X TeX] [OT] moving home directories, was: Poor performance on a MacBookPro

Dave Murray-Rust D.S.Murray-Rust at sms.ed.ac.uk
Tue Sep 4 05:43:55 EDT 2007

On 3 Sep 2007, at 23:12, Adam R. Maxwell wrote:

> On Sep 3, 2007, at 15:03, Herbert Schulz wrote:
>> On Sep 3, 2007, at 4:51 PM, Maarten Sneep wrote:
>>> ...
>>> It seems you have moved your home directory to an external drive.  
>>> The double // in /Volumes/Data/Users/dave// seems to have the  
>>> effect that all directories in your home are searched. I bet you  
>>> have set your $HOME variable _with_ a final slash. It should not  
>>> have that slash. As an experiment, do the following:
>>> export HOME=Volumes/Data/Users/dave
> Don't you want a leading slash, though?
> export HOME=/Volumes/Data/Users/dave
> I use a similar setup, but with a symlink to avoid messing with  
> NetInfo.

Are there any pitfalls I have to worry about from moving /Users to a  
new volume and symlinking? I followed a guide which then used netinfo  
to set my home dir to the new path, so I'd assumed that was necessary  
- but it seems not to be?


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