[OS X TeX] Keeping TeX installations synchronized between machines

Chris Goedde cgg.lists at gmail.com
Tue Jan 5 02:17:08 CET 2010

On Jan 4, 2010, at 5:17 PM, M. Tamer Özsu wrote:

> I use Dropbox for this purpose. Works like a charm.

Can you elaborate? What part(s) do you synchronize, and how? What do  
you do when you don't have internet access?

The problem from my point of view is the way various things are  
scattered in different folders. I use rsync to synchronize my home and  
work desktops, which works great, but for TeX I have to specify a  
number of different places to synchronize.

Maybe this would be a good request for the MacTeX people: Would it be  
possible to organize all the user-specific files for everything in  
MacTeX in one place, like ~/Library/MacTeX or ~/Documents/MacTex? This  
would require some coordination with some developers, but I think it  
would be a great feature.


> ==Tamer
> On Mon 4-Jan-10, at 3:07 PM, Chris Goedde wrote:
>> Does anyone here have any suggestions for keeping TeX installations  
>> synchronized between machines? I have three machines that I  
>> regularly use (work desktop, home desktop, laptop), and it's sort  
>> of a pain to keep things synchronized so that I have the same  
>> environment everywhere.
>> I'm talking about everything, not just the main TeX installation  
>> and app versions, but also all local files (currently under ~/ 
>> Library/texmf), all TeXShop files (macros, engines, etc), things  
>> related to BibDesk, blah, blah, blah.
>> Chris
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