[OS X TeX] Uninstalling an earlier installation

Eric Weir eeweir at bellsouth.net
Thu Dec 29 18:07:28 CET 2011

On Dec 28, 2011, at 4:56 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> Everything within each /usr/local/texlive/20xx/ directory corresponds to the TeX Live distribution for year 20xx. The /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local/ directory forms a tree outside the distribution. That way any files in the correct place inside that directory can be found by ANY of the distributions (well, you might have to enable any fonts you have in that folder for each distribution but you won't have to re-copy the fonts and support files). Right now I only have TeX Live 2011 so I have
> /usr/local/texlive/2011/ --- the TeX Live 2011 distribution
> /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local/ --- my system-wide additions to the distribution.
> and that's it!

And that helps a lot, Herb. I'm in good shape, and I now have a sense of what texmf-local is form.

Eric Weir
Decatur, GA 
eeweir at bellsouth.net

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we borrow it from our children." 

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