[texhax] texmf / package installation specifics on mac OSX

Bryan W. Lepore bryanlepore at mail.utexas.edu
Wed Jan 24 22:00:21 CET 2007

On Wed, 24 Jan 2007, tom sgouros wrote:
> You only need enough privilege to update the ls-R file that is at the 
> head of your /usr/local... tree.  If the others don't get updated, it's 
> no problem.

i think i get it - so on this mac, texmf.cnf says

% User texmf trees can be catered for like this...
HOMETEXMF = $HOME/Library/texmf

... and it shows up in


so i install /Users/joe-user/Library/texmf/xymtex/

so as joe-user when i run texhash, shouldn't it write ls-R only in 
/Users/joe-user/Library/texmf?.. b/c it didn't...

[ joeuser at microscope 14:50:12 ] texhash
texhash: /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf: directory not writable. Skipping...
texhash: /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.gwtex: directory not writable. 
texhash: Updating /var/tmp/texfonts/ls-R...
texhash: Done.

and i don't see /Users/joe-user/Library/texmf show up

... thanks for the hints


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