[OS X TeX] personal package : following 2
schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Thu Dec 23 22:34:59 EST 2010
On Dec 23, 2010, at 8:48 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:
> On Dec 23, 2010, at 6:03 PM, Alain Schremmer wrote:
>> On Dec 23, 2010, at 2:18 PM, Alan Munn wrote:
>>> Since this is a problem that comes up from time to time, would it
>>> be possible for the MacTeX installer to check if the ~/Library/
>>> texmf folder exists, and if it doesn't create one with the
>>> appropriate folder structure? (It's trivial to write a script to
>>> do this. (I can send you one.) This would probably save very new
>>> users a lot of frustration. I think many of underestimate how
>>> familiar users are with how the files on their computer are
>>> organized, so even the simple "make a bunch of directories" isn't
>>> as simple a task as we might think.
>> I am contemplating moving to new hardware and thus system and I
>> really would like it for the MacTeX installer to do the entire
>> Best, hopeful, regards
> Come on Schremmer... after all this time you certainly know how to
> create your personal texmf tree. The MacTeX installer package does
> all of the rest for you! Also, if you use the Migration Assistant
> your complete personal texmf tree will automatically get copied to
> the new system so there will be no work to do.
> Well, not quite... you should still update the TeX Distribution
> using the TeX Live Utility (I assume here that the new system will
> be running something later than Tiger :-)).
Hold on a minute!. I only said that I was "contemplating" the move!
Let's not get carried away.
Of course, I hope that the new hardware will have the snow leopard.
But then, the way I am contemplating it, I will make a fresh install
of MacTex on the new machine and copy only the folders that contain
the magnum opus so that, since I am nevertheless going to foul up
something for sure, I will be able to put the new machine in a corner
and happily continue to TeX on the old one.
Happy holidays to everybody
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