[OS X TeX] Where should local texmf be?

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Thu Feb 16 16:49:27 CET 2012

Am 16.2.2012 um 16:37 schrieb Murray Eisenberg:

> Which one should it really be?

This depends on what you intend to do! /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local is this system's tree of local extensions, additions, corrections, set-ups which is valid for all users of this system. Its contents has to be "hashed", i.e., 'mktexlsr /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local' has to be run with elevated privileges, i.e., with a sudo in front of the command.

~/Library/texmf is your own private ground. No mktexlsr/texhash, no sudo needed. Your private ground comes first when a TeX  related commands searches for installed files. Then follows the system's local extension. Then comes the TeX distribution.



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