[OS X TeX] sharing texmf trees

Andy White bad_machine at mac.com
Thu Aug 8 03:35:18 CEST 2002

I had an interesting time recently trying to share my texmf tree with 
other users.  I gave rw permissions to group and r to everyone and 

  - Making an alias to another user in Finder as root
  - sudo ln -s ~/Library/texmf /Users/other/Library/texmf
  - hardwiring /Users/andy/Library/texmf into texmf.cnf

none of which worked - what did though, was moving my tree to 
~/.texmf and hardwiring that location in texmf.cnf

While this satisfies my needs on a home machine, it's hardly optimal 
- I've probably missed something really obvious, but I can't see why 
the ln -s didn't work, as the user could see and cat the files, but 
not teTeX ?



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