additional texmf tree for all users (was Re: [OS X TeX] Beginner help with TeXshop/MacTex needed)

Herbert Schulz herbs at
Fri Aug 25 23:51:23 CEST 2006

On Aug 25, 2006, at 3:09 PM, William Adams wrote:

> While I'm not able to directly help --- this did spark a question
> I've been pondering for a while now --- why not add an additional
> texmf tree for all users of a given Mac as a standard part of the
> install?
> I'd think that /Users/Shared/texmf would be a good place for it --- I
> wanted to set up my wife's account on her PowerBook to have a
> customized TeX setup, so duped my own and deleted a couple of things
> she didn't need, but instead, moving the stuff we both need to some
> centralized location strikes me as a much better idea.
> William


Isn't that what texmf.local is for? :-)

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at

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