Mac-specific complications for /usr/local

TeX Live, and lots of other software, defaults to installing under /usr/local on all Unix systems, including Macintosh. For example, the TEXMFLOCAL tree for local additions is /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local by default. There are some small Mac-specific complications.

sudo is what's generally needed to manipulate /usr/local items, and any Mac user with admin privileges can use sudo with their own password. If only one person uses a machine, that person automatically has admin privileges.

Hope this helps. Please write mactex-support@tug.org with Mac-specific questions or problems. ,


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