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

Rowland McDonnell rjmm-lists1 at fireflyuk.net
Mon Sep 12 17:32:11 CEST 2005

> Am 12.09.2005 um 15:24 schrieb Rowland McDonnell:
> > 1) How do I install i-installer stuff somewhere other than standard?
> >
> > (got some help with this - I'll be `doing things' before I ask
> > more, I suspect)
> I think this question is answered.

Yes - or at least until I run into trouble I can't solve.  Long may that
time be delayed...

> > 2)  (updated query in light of latest info):
> >
> > Should I leave the `install location' setting in i-installer at
> > /usr/local even when I've made that soft link to `my preferred
> > /install
> > location'?
> As far as I know soft links can be found inside the trousers a man is 
> wearing. Logic tells me that, when I've redirected the installation 
> location to a different place, I don't need to tell it to my clerk, or 
> installer, they'll find the right place. So, to give an answer, yes.

What I thought - thanks.

> > 3)  How do I download i-installer packages without i-installer?
> > (got that)
> In last millennium I found a set of fat bundles (i-Packages) inside a 
> large DMG file on a CD inside a (German) Mac magazine. Now I would use 
> wget and the public source at, for example, 
> http://www.tug.org/i-packages/. Or 
> http://ftp.nluug.nl/comp/macosx/i-packages/

Righto - thanks for all that.

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