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

Anthony Morton amorton at fastmail.fm
Sun Sep 11 15:34:00 CEST 2005

> By the way, I tried something similar with mapping /var/tmp to another 
> partition when I was running out of space on my OS partition, which 
> caused all application installers built using Installer Vise to crash, 
> although the command-line path using the symlink (/var/tmp) was the 
> same as before; some apps seem to be unable to resolve symlinks.

No-one should be using Installer Vise any more - installers built with 
it have a bad habit of trashing people's systems.

But yes, symlinks aren't as completely transparent as I'd like: 'ls 
directory' behaves differently depending whether 'directory' is or is 
not a symlink to another directory, so you can't always rely on using 
plain old 'ls' to get a directory listing in a shell script.


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