[OS X TeX] personal package : following 2

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sat Dec 25 09:46:38 EST 2010

On Dec 23, 2010, at 7:58 PM, Claus Gerhardt wrote:

> What would be achieved, if the texmf folder and a subtree would be installed. Those we are concerned about wouldn't know that it exists, and, even they did, they still wouldn't know where to place personal sty files, etc., and all these questions, which could easily be answered by reading the "What is installed" file or simply by googling, would still be asked.
> Since these questions have already be answered sufficiently and in great detail over and over again, we should pick one default link where the answer can be found and whenever the question is asked again simply provide the link without any further explanation.
> Claus
> On Dec 23, 2010, at 20:18, 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? 


I'm not sure why a referral to the answer to QM.04 on the MacTeX FAQ, <http://www.tug.org/mactex/2010/faq/>, isn't enough.

Isn't this an opportunity for learning something about the file system since eventually you'd want to know that to understand at least some of what is talked about on the list.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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