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

Victor Ivrii vivrii at
Mon Aug 28 14:42:12 CEST 2006

On 8/28/06, Bruno Voisin <bvoisin at> wrote:

> 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).

I strongly agree but remember that XeTeX is not part of GW
distribution and mpm is not either.
BTW, XeTeX uses local tree but it installs something (executable?)
somewhere where Gerben i-installer removes it (being a nice guy, ii
tells about it). So purity is not achieved anyway.

> Bruno Voisin
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