[OS X TeX] More questions on MacTeX

Christoph Hoh lists.ch at freenet.de
Tue Mar 11 17:38:30 EDT 2008

Just a quick note to thank you all for answering my questions in  
great detail.

Very helpful and lots of information from people who probably know  
much more on Mac OS X and Unix than I will ever do.
Nevertheless it is interesting to have an idea why things are as they  
are, so I probably won't stop asking things.
I'm focussing on TeX things now...


Am 09.03.2008 um 21:18 schrieb Christoph Hoh:

Dear all,

first of all thanks a lot for answering my questions regarding the  
MacTeX installation additions and extras. It is very clear to me now.

Since I do not have a lot of experience in using (La)TeX on a Mac so  
far, I have some more rather fundamental questions on MacTeX:

- In the MacTeX readme file it is mentioned that the real directory  
structure of the MacTeX installation (e.g. usr/local or /usr/local/ 
texlive/2007) is not visible in the Finder. Instead only Alias of  
these directories are accessible under Library/TeX/Root.

	Why is it so?
	Is there a way to see the real directory structure either in the  
Finder or somewhere else?

- Is it correct that "personal" files (e.g. bst-files) should be  
saved under ~/Library/texmf/tex/latex so that MacTeX can access these  
files when needed?
- 	Are all files in this folder (and subfolders) saved under /usr/ 
local/texlive/texmf-local/ and are they accessible by any Tex  

Thanks a lot in advance!


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