[OS X TeX] new texlive folder

Richard Koch koch at math.uoregon.edu
Fri Sep 17 14:33:28 EDT 2010


On Sep 17, 2010, at 11:05 AM, Michael Sharpe wrote:

> I just noticed that there is a new folder named texlive within ~/Library, having a subfolder 2010/texmf-var within which are such items as generated pk files that, based on the experience of previous years, could have been expected to end up in ~/.texlive2010/texmf-var. I could not see anything in the new texmf.cnf that points to such a folder. Can someone point me to some documentation of this new texmf tree? The list of changes to MacTeX mentions nothing that I could see on this.
> Michael

I don't think this change is documented anywhere.

By default, TeX Live creates two folders in the user's home
directory if necessary:

	personal directory for variable and automatically generated data:

	personal directory for local config

Members of the MacTeX team thought it would be better to put these in
a visible directory inside ~/Library. To make this possible, the TeX Live
folks added configuration items to the TeX Live install script (for all platforms).
So from now on, TeX Live is configured in MacTeX to use



Dick Koch

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