[OS X TeX] Install MacTex outside /usr/local?

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Thu Dec 11 20:20:03 CET 2008

Am 11.12.2008 um 19:01 schrieb Gorram Freak:

> /usr/local is a symbolic link
> to a read-only network share.
> So, does anyone know a way to install (Mac)TeX in an alternate
> directory?

Remove (rename) the link and install. Afterwards you can rename /usr/ 
local to /usr/really local (or such) and also change some files in / 
etc to reflect this change and still have access to the programmes.  
and, of course, don't forget the original /usr/local!

The TeX related programmes have the ability built-it to find all  
their particles *relative* to place where the programme was invoked.  
If the whole branch stays intact, you can move it anywhere.

A problem might be the TeX preferences pane. It might not be written  
to work in such flexible ways.



Mac OS X is like a wigwam: no fences, no gates, but an apache inside.

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