[OS X TeX] OSX -> BSD Unix question

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sun Nov 8 14:24:49 EST 2009

On Nov 8, 2009, at 1:16 PM, Adam M. Goldstein wrote:

> On Nov 7, 2009, at 8:05 PM, Adam R. Maxwell wrote:
>> On Nov 7, 2009, at 4:30 PM, Adam M. Goldstein wrote:
>>> I use TeXLive on my laptop (OS X) and I also use it (or am  
>>> starting to at any rate) on a BSD Unix shell. My question is,  
>>> where do I create the directory for the things in ~/Library/texmf  
>>> from OS X on the BSD system?
>> I think it's typically ~/.texlive2009, but you can check with  
>> `kpsewhich -var-value=TEXMFHOME` or use kpsewhich -show-path to get  
>> the path for specific file types.
> I don't have ~/.texlive2009, and my thought was to make it, but the  
> kpsewhich command above reveals it to be ~/texmf.
> Thanks all for the informative discussion!
> Adam


The ~/.texlive<year> directory will be created if you create a  
personal, as opposed to system wide, map or format file or the system  
attempts to compile a font, or tfm, etc., file from mf source.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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