[OS X TeX] How to make TeXShop engines available to all users?

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Thu Jul 26 18:59:14 CEST 2007

On Jul 26, 2007, at 17:49, William Adams wrote:

> On Jul 26, 2007, at 11:03 AM, Alan Munn wrote:
>>> On Jul 26, 2007, at 15:33, Alan Munn wrote:
>>>> Hi, I'm sure this has been covered before, but I can't seem to  
>>>> find it.  Where do I put a new TeXShop engine so that all users  
>>>> on a machine can use it?  Searching through the archives I see  
>>>> lots of "put the new engine in ~/Library/TeXShop" advice, but  
>>>> this is a pain with multiuser machines.
>>> Have you tried /Library/TeXShop ?
>> That doesn't seem to work.
> A work-around:
>  - make all of your ~/Library/TeXShop directories into links to / 
> Library/TeXshop

I downloaded the source, and the path ~/Library/TeXShop is hard- 
coded. The link technique is a nightmare from a maintenance point of  
view. Other options:

1) Ensure that these strings are localised, so a power user/ 
administrator can alter them without having to recompile TeXShop. The  
hard coded values should be replaced by calls to  
NSLocalizedStringWithDefaultValue() or  

2) The code is updated to search the domains: This link [1] has a  
topic “Locating Directories on the System”, which has the code (as  
far as I can see) to help here. This has to be done whenever the  
files are accessed, since different files may come from different  
domains. This is a lot of work.



[1] http://developer.apple.com/documentation/Cocoa/Conceptual/ 

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