[OS X TeX] the /usr directory
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Nov 4 17:01:43 CET 2014
> On Nov 4, 2014, at 9:45 AM, Adam R. Maxwell <amaxwell at mac.com> wrote:
>> On Nov 4, 2014, at 06:09 , Art Werschulz <agw at comcast.net> wrote:
>> In real life, I'm a Comp Sci professor at Fordham University. We run Linux on all the Departmental machines at our campus (Lincoln Center, not the Bronx). To get around the problem Ettore mentions, /usr/local is on a separate partition. Ditto with /home (analogous to /Users on Mac OS X). If we need to do a clean install, the installer can be told to respect these two partitions.
> The OS X installer has historically been a mixed bag with respect to preserving /usr/local, unfortunately. I don't recall the reasoning for /usr/texbin, but it's always seemed like an odd choice.
> If anyone is interested in the historical filesystem layout, 'man hier' in Terminal (no quotes) will give you some info.
And the Yosemite installer doesn't preserve /usr/local no less that /usr. XQuartz installs two symbolic links in /usr/local which are removed by the Yosemite installer.
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