[OS X TeX] Re: MacOSX-TeX Digest, Vol 52, Issue 14 (local texmf tree)
murrayeisenberg at gmail.com
Thu Feb 16 18:27:50 EST 2012
I'm the only user of this system (and I'm running on an account with
Is it therefore OK if everything now in /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local
be put instead into ~/Library/texmf?
Or are there some things that TeXShop or TeXLive expect to be only in
one of these?
What additional steps must I take if...
(i) I move everything now in /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local to
(ii) I move everything now in ~/Library/texmf to
On 2/16/12 16:49:27 +01003:00 PM, Peter Dyballa<Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE>
> Subject: Re: [OS X TeX] Where should local texmf be?
> To: TeX on Mac OS X Mailing List<macosx-tex at email.esm.psu.edu>
> Am 16.2.2012 um 16:37 schrieb Murray Eisenberg:
>> > Which one should it really be?
> This depends on what you intend to do! /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local is this system's tree of local extensions, additions, corrections, set-ups which is valid for all users of this system. Its contents has to be "hashed", i.e., 'mktexlsr /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local' has to be run with elevated privileges, i.e., with a sudo in front of the command.
> ~/Library/texmf is your own private ground. No mktexlsr/texhash, no sudo needed. Your private ground comes first when a TeX related commands searches for installed files. Then follows the system's local extension. Then comes the TeX distribution.
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