[OS X TeX] More questions on MacTeX

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sun Mar 9 19:11:41 EDT 2008

On Mar 9, 2008, at 5:38 PM, Maarten Sneep wrote:

> On 9 mrt 2008, at 23:28, Herbert Schulz wrote:
>> On Mar 9, 2008, at 5:00 PM, brian at pongonova.net wrote:
>>> For whatever reason, my local files had to be installed under
>>> ~/.texmf.  No one has really been able to provide a good explanation
>>> as to why, but if things don't work for you under ~/Library/texmf,  
>>> try
>>> ~/.texmf.
>>> --Brian
>> Howdy,
>> Did you install TeX Live from the DVD or did you install MacTeX?
> That was my initial thought as well, but notice that this is the  
> hidden tree. texlive creates this to store temporary files, like  
> formats. Must be really awkward to use a hidden directory. Or Brian  
> made a typo, and the period is a mistake, of course, in that case  
> your question is completely valid, and would produce the observed  
> behaviour.
> In any case the hidden directory would work, but for all the wrong  
> reasons...
> Maarten


I've got a ~/.texlive2007/... and I thought that was where temporary  
items and other things were stored. Running, e.g.,

kpsepath fmt

shows leading paths with ~/.texlive2007/... but not ~/.texmf.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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