[OS X TeX] How use http://contrib.texlive.info with TeXLive Utility

Murray Eisenberg murrayeisenberg at gmail.com
Tue Oct 13 16:49:07 CEST 2020

> On 12 Oct2020, at 6:08 PM, Ettore Aldrovandi <ealdrov at math.fsu.edu> wrote:
>> On Oct 12, 2020, at 15:20, Murray Eisenberg <murrayeisenberg at gmail.com <mailto:murrayeisenberg at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> How can one include packages from http://contrib.texlive.info <http://contrib.texlive.info/> for installation through TeXLive Utility? (Just temporarily change the repository to http://contrib.texlive.info/current <http://contrib.texlive.info/current> tlcontrib ?)
>> If so, I presume that will install packages from contrib.texlive.info <http://contrib.texlive.info/> into the main TeXLive tree (inside /usr/local/texlive/2020)
>> Should one really be putting packages from contrib.texlive.info <http://contrib.texlive.info/> into the main TeXLive tree, or would it be better to put them in the local texmf tree (on my system, ~/Library/texmf)?
> You add the repository with
> 	tlmgr repository add http://contrib.texlive.info/current <http://contrib.texlive.info/current> tlcontrib
> Hope this helps

If I use that tlmgr command to add the tlcontrib repository, won’t the TeXLive Utility then add packages from there to the main TeXLive tree, in /usr/local/texlive/2020? Won’t those packages then disappear from there when in future years I upgrade to TexLive 2021, etc? Would it not be safer to put them into ~/Library/texmf? And is that even possible with TeXLive Utility?

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