[OS X TeX] New TeX i-Package release in *EXPERIMENTAL* i-Directory

Doug Fields dfields-macosx-tex-0205 at pexicom.com
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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