[texhax] TeX Live installation: directory shifting

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Thu Feb 28 23:47:13 CET 2008

    Is there some way to persuade the installer to put these files where I 
    want them?

Not really.

The current installer has an option "install symlinks" in the menu which
will create symlinks in your system directories (whatever you specify)
to the binaries within TL.  It wouldn't work to have the actual binaries
outside the TL tree, then they couldn't find their configuration files
(without a lot of additional work on your part).

We were actually going to drop this option in the new installer we are
working on, but I guess we shouldn't.


More information about the texhax mailing list