[OS X TeX] Re: MacOSX-TeX Digest, Vol 52, Issue 14 (local texmf tree)

Murray Eisenberg murrayeisenberg at gmail.com
Fri Feb 17 00:27:50 CET 2012

I'm the only user of this system (and I'm running on an account with 
administrator privileges).

Is it therefore OK if everything now in /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local 
be put instead into ~/Library/texmf?

Or are there some things that TeXShop or TeXLive expect to be only in 
one of these?

What additional steps must I take if...

   (i) I move everything now in /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local to 
~/Library/texmf instead?

  (ii) I move everything now in ~/Library/texmf to 

On 2/16/12 16:49:27 +01003:00 PM, Peter Dyballa<Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE> 
> Subject: Re: [OS X TeX] Where should local texmf be?
> To: TeX on Mac OS X Mailing List<macosx-tex at email.esm.psu.edu>
> 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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