[OS X TeX] Pre-testing TeXLive 2009

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Jul 14 09:00:05 EDT 2009

On Jul 14, 2009, at 5:44 AM, Jonathan Kew wrote:

> On 14 Jul 2009, at 10:45, Jean-Claude DE SOZA wrote:
>> - the texmf folder which sits in your home Library is not  
>> recognized and I have to add all the files from it to the texmf- 
>> local which is in /usr/local/texlive (authentication required). Of  
>> course, after that you have to do a sudo texhash.
> A better approach (IMO) would be to figure out why the ~/Library/ 
> texmf folder is not recognized, and fix this -- and report back to  
> Dick so that the package can be updated appropriately.
> (I suspect it is looking for ~/texmf instead of ~/Library/texmf, and  
> needs an adjustment in texmf.cnf or something like that; perhaps  
> Dick forgot to set this when building the package. But I haven't  
> downloaded it to check, this is just a guess.)
> JK


Is this the same problem as the initial test release? (Note:  
MacTeX-2009 is in testing phase so don't remove any previous  
distribution you have been using with confidence.)

In that release TEXMFHOME was hard coded to be in a hard coded HOME  
directory rather than ~. I think that has been fixed up in a release  
that has yet to be distributed.


Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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