[OS X TeX] New TeX i-Package release in *EXPERIMENTAL* i-Directory
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Sun Feb 27 16:30:12 CET 2005
On Feb 27, 2005, at 2:53 AM, Bruno Voisin a écrit:
> Le 27 févr. 05, à 02:40, Doug Fields a écrit :
>> Please put user-specific stuff in ~/Library. If it's not appropriate
>> for ~/Library/texmf (which I've only used to install TeXShop as per
>> it's installation instruction), please put it in another
>> ~/Library/somethingElse instead. I would strongly prefer to keep
>> user-specific data out of the whole /usr/local directory structure.
> What do you mean? In particular, by user-specific stuff. What's wrong
> in ~/Library/texmf? What exactly do you suggest instead? I've problems
> understanding your point.
I was responding to Gerben's comment here:
> The question is where to keep the configuration stuff (and the compiled
> fmt files) for each user. I find the HOME directory a bad idea. So I am
> thinking about keeping it in
> /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.localuser.username with a symlink in your
> home directory (this is a different tree than ~/Library/texmf)
Which, in his final parenthetical comment, Gerben seemed to indicate
that he did not want to store the new configuration file tree from the
2005 Experimental release in the ~/Library/texmf directory structure,
but rather in a /usr/local/ subdirectory.
I was simply saying that I'd rather not have any user-modifiable files
in the /usr/local/ tree if it can be avoided, even if it has a symlink
from the ~ directory somewhere. If necessary, I'd rather do it the
other way (symlink from /usr/local/ to ~) or, preferably, avoid a
symlink by the installation procedure altogether.
Does this clarify?
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