[OS X TeX] TeX on Snow Leopard

Ettore Aldrovandi ealdrov at math.fsu.edu
Mon Aug 31 13:42:06 EDT 2009

On Mon, 2009-08-31 at 13:21, Peter Vamos wrote:
> At 18:04 +0100 31/8/09, Maxwell, Adam R wrote:

> >The only purpose in using /etc/paths.d is to set it for all users. 
> If you
> >have a single-user system, there's nothing wrong with setting it in
> >~/.bashrc.
> Adam,
> I am sure that you know a lot more about UNIX 
> than I do but still: leaving aside the fact that 
> you might want to let a visitor use TeXShop via 
> the guest account there is the question of 
> troubleshooting your system and/or operating from 
> a non-admin account yourself. In other words, 
> IMHO, even in a single-user set-up you want the 
> option of logging in as an other user. It seems 
> to me to be good practice therefore to enable 
> apps (e.g TeXShop) to be able to run by all users.

Another reason for going with /etc/paths.d is that this way the path is
correctly set no matter what shell is being used.


Ettore Aldrovandi
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