[OS X TeX] Installing MacTeX 2010 without Admin Access

Alan T Litchfield alan at alphabyte.co.nz
Tue Oct 26 19:49:10 CEST 2010

On 26/10/2010, at 9:28 PM, Peter Dyballa wrote:

> Am 26.10.2010 um 05:10 schrieb Jeremy Conlin:
>> Does TeX Live Utility work when TeX Live isn't installed in /usr/ 
>> local?
> It seems so! Adam Maxwell recently explained a few details. One of  
> them was how TLU *determines* the root of the TeX Live installation  
> – and since this location is not hard-coded TLU should work with TeX  
> Live installed anywhere.

Yes, I have done it before. So unless things gave changed a lot in the  
couple of years, installing in the user's home directly ought to be  

Quick look. Perhaps in install-tl changing the defaults or maybe  
installing it as a portable option?


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