[OS X TeX] Installing MacTeX 2010 without Admin Access

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Oct 26 01:27:32 CEST 2010

On Oct 25, 2010, at 5:41 PM, Jeremy Conlin wrote:

> I am not allowed to have administrator access on my computer at work.
> Is there some way I can install MacTeX without administrator access?
> The apps, I can just put in folder in my home directory; it's the rest
> of the stuff I'm concerned about.
> Any suggestions?
> Thanks,
> Jeremy


MacTeX will only install in /usr/local/ so it requires admin access. However, it is possible to install TeX Live directly on the Mac and then you have a choice places to install it. You will have to understand the UNIX underpinnings of OS X to get things working.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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