[OS X TeX] Good Yosemite news

Ettore Aldrovandi ealdrov at math.fsu.edu
Thu Oct 23 12:23:15 EDT 2014

> On Oct 23, 2014, at 12:15 PM, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:
>> On Oct 23, 2014, at 11:02 AM, Ettore Aldrovandi <ealdrov at mail.math.fsu.edu> wrote:
>>> On Oct 23, 2014, at 11:48 AM, Juergen Fenn <schneeschmelze at googlemail.com> wrote:
>>> Out of curiosity: _Where_ does Yosemite move /usr/local/... to if you
>>> don't do the trick to hide TeXLive in your home directory while the
>>> installer is working?
>> Apparently into 
>> /Volumes/<your install disk>/Recovered Items/usr/local
>> and then copied into
>> /Volumes/<your install disk>/usr/local
>> (The same is done for a few other directories under /private, for example)
>> --Ettore

> That's better than the Restore Partition (it doesn't take of permanent HD space). Interesting that the <install disk> is writable; at least by the installer.

Well, actually <your install disk> is none other than your usual MacintoshHD remounted under /Volumes (/ is not the usual one, it's the installer's).


Ettore Aldrovandi
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