[OS X TeX] OS X TeX newbie needs help installing TeX on non-boot volume

Jung-Tsung Shen jushen at gmail.com
Wed Sep 14 10:46:35 CEST 2005


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JT

On 9/12/05, Rowland McDonnell <rjmm-lists1 at fireflyuk.net> wrote:
> > On Sep 12, 2005, at 11:09 AM, Mark Smith wrote:
> [snip]
> 
> > The OP had a misguided notion that installing tex on a different drive
> > would make his system more stable.
> 
> Erm, no.  He had the entirely correctly guided notion that he didn't
> want to put all that data on his boot partition mostly for space
> reasons, but also partly for ease of use reasons when the time comes to
> next wipe and re-install.
> 
> I'm not sure where you got your wrong idea from.
> 
> What on Earth could it do for system stability?  Nothing that I can see
> - make it worse if anything at all (although I think that's unlikely
> given what I'm playing about with), 'cos I'm changing things from the
> way Apple expects.
> 
> > For the record, the easiest way to
> > do this would be to install in /usr/local, then ``cd /usr; tar cvf -
> > local | (cd somewhere; tar xpvf -); rm -rf local; ln -s
> somewhere/local
> > local'' and be done with it and stop bothering everybody (the OP that
> > is).
> 
> [snip]
> 
> Thank you.
> 
> Rowland.
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