[OS X TeX] question about fontspec/manually installing packages

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Tue Apr 25 00:11:05 CEST 2006

Am 24.04.2006 um 20:10 schrieb Philipp Mathey:

> What is the difference between placing a package in ~/Library/ 
> texmf/ and placing it somewhere
> in /Library/teTeX/share/texmf.local/ ?

The latter place requires 'sudo -H texhash' to be useful for all  
users, in the first case only *you* have access to the file(s).

> Of course, the most important aspect is : what happens when gwtex  
> is being updated ?

It depends on the search path for this component. In most cases the  
files in the texmf.local tree would be found first, before  
texmf.gwtex. The complete search path for (La)TeX components begins  
with . (the current working directory), then the remainder of your  
own files is searched, then follows the system.

> How can one ensure the update is compatible with the manually  
> installed packages?

By reading parts of the files to get their versions and documented  



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