additional texmf tree for all users (was Re: [OS X TeX] Beginner help with TeXshop/MacTex needed)
bvoisin at mac.com
Mon Aug 28 14:31:23 CEST 2006
Le 28 août 06 à 14:24, Bruno Voisin a écrit :
> it seems texmf.gwtex and texmf.local share essentially the same
> purpose: they are both maintained by Gerben and his software i-
> Installer, the only difference being that texmf.gwtex is created
> "statically" (i.e. its content is defined once and for good by
> Gerben when putting the TeX i-Package online) while texmf.local is
> created "dynamically" (i.e. its content is defined by the local
> maintainer, through the choice of additional i-Packages at install
> time such as the ConTeXt updater, CM-Super, MusicTeX, etc.).
> What I would suggest (in case that's technically possible) is merge
> texmf.gwtex and texmf.local into one single texmf.gwtex tree,
> containing Gerben's and i-Installer's additions to the teTeX (or,
> soon, teTeX-like subset of TeXLive) tree. That would restore
> texmf.local to its original function: a repository of local
> additions and customizations by the administrator of the Mac on
> which gwTeX is installed.
Sorry, reading this message again I realize it's rather ambiguous.
What I was suggesting was to move all i-Installer-maintained
additions such as ConTeXt updater, CM-Super, MusicTeX, XeTeX etc. to
texmf.gwtex. In that event, texmf.local would become exclusively a
repository for local additions by the Mac admin, and never be touched
by i-Installer (except when being read in order to create TeX
formats, but never written nor erased).
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