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

Aaron Jackson jackson at msrce.howard.edu
Mon Sep 12 17:25:12 CEST 2005

On Sep 12, 2005, at 11:09 AM, Mark Smith wrote:

> @ 16:56 on 12.9.05, Peter Dyballa wrote:
>> You understand that
>> 	/usr/local/teTeX -> /his/preferred/path
>> and
>> 	/his/preferred/path/teTeX -> /usr/local/teTeX
>> are different? The second idea would work with mount ...
> Yes. I just couldn't find an explanation for the "why" in the thread. 
> The eh... "meta-information" didn't point anywhere I could follow to 
> such a "directional" requirement. #2 seems easier and preferable, so 
> (unless I'm horribly confused), I still don't get why the OP wanted 
> #1.
> Not so important though.

The OP had a misguided notion that installing tex on a different drive 
would make his system more stable.  For the record, the easiest way to 
do this would be to install in /usr/local, then ``cd /usr; tar cvf - 
local | (cd somewhere; tar xpvf -); rm -rf local; ln -s somewhere/local 
local'' and be done with it and stop bothering everybody (the OP that 


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