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

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Mon Feb 28 10:12:51 CET 2005

> On Feb 27, 2005, at 11:36 AM, Gerben Wierda wrote:
>> I think the HOME directory is a bad idea because it is often part of a
>> back up. Suddenly adding 25MB to such a back-up (compiled formats) is
>> generally not popular.
>> OTOH, the i-Packages live in ~/Documents, are far larger. But these
>> can be thinned and still work.
> 	As you point out, the current placement of files by the i-Installer
> does complicate (or at least lengthen) one's back-up process.  Is there
> a reason why these files are not placed in, say, ~/Library/Application
> Support?

Originally they were, but they moved because a i-Package is a 'document'
and not a cache-like construct.

You can move it yourself in i-Installer prefs and the contents will be
moved automatically when you change the prefs.


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