[OS X TeX] Copying gwTeX

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Sun Sep 25 01:50:04 CEST 2005

Am 25.09.2005 um 01:11 schrieb Axel E. Retif:

> If so, would it be right sudo cp -R -L -p local?

Without -L it would be correct. Provided you left the target away on 
purpose. And provided you misspelled the source too on purpose (it's 
rather texmf.gwtex, or .).

IMO it's more appropriate to copy the fattened i-Packages to a place on 
the laptop, or make them available for the laptop over the network or 
from CD-RW for a real installation. Then you teach i-Installer on the 
laptop to take the i-Packages from this 'local' reservoir, the 
directory where to save the data fetched from the sites.

When you copy over the whole tree it can happen that some (extra) files 
on the (older) target are not substituted -- because there's no 
pendant, no counterpart, for them in the newer release. The 
installation step removes them first ...

Or do you think of copying the whole teTeX?! Then you should take care 
of the user id of the one who installed the software. The same user 
with the same id should exist on the laptop too.



When confronted with actual numbers, a mathematician is at a loss.  
(Steffen Hokland)

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