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

Rowland McDonnell rjmm-lists1 at fireflyuk.net
Sat Sep 10 14:41:47 CEST 2005


My subject line says it all.  I've been using OzTeX for a while (since
System 6.0.7 was the latest and greatest) and I've got CMacTeX for
pdfTeX these days.  I've looked at what one can apparently do with a
modern OS X TeX setup and thought `I want some of that'.  So I tried to
install a teTeX based TeX and hit a brick wall: I can't work out how to
install things in non-standard places.

What I did manage to get is i-Installer, and I've managed to use it to
download the following (I'm not sure I've got a use for all it, but with
a slow internet connection I thought I'd grab it all so anything I
*might* need would be there when I wanted it):

ImageMagick.ii2         ghostscript-8.ii2       musixtex.ii2
Xaw3d.ii2               gv.ii2                  netpbm.ii2
autotrace.ii2           jpeg.ii2                pfaedit.ii2
bibtool.ii2             latex2rtf.ii2           rtf2latex2e.ii2
cb-greek.ii2            lcdftypetools.ii2       tex.ii2
cm-super.ii2            libpng.ii2              ttf2pt1.ii2
context-update.ii2      libtiff.ii2             wvWare.ii2
fondu.ii2               libwmf.ii2              xfig.ii2
freetype2.ii2           macutils.ii2

What I'd like to do is install everything I need on a volume other than
the boot volume (I keep all added software and user data off my boot
volume for safety's sake - at least, in those cases where I can work out
how to do this safely).  I've read the documentation I can find and
can't work out how to do this.

Can anyone help me install `TeX and friends'?

I'm using MacOS 10.3.9 on a 1.25GHz 2G4 (last of the OS 9 bootables).

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