[tex-live] tlmgr query

Adam R. Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Sun Jul 26 19:24:00 CEST 2009

On Jul 26, 2009, at 9:56 AM, Rowland McDonnell wrote:

> P.S.  You need to understand that a lot of your assumptions are wrong.
> In particular, you've no idea the huge pain that Mac users go through
> when trying to set up MacTeX if they want anything other than an
> absolutely 100% standard installation - which you get by pressing the
> `go' button on the MacTeX installer.  No interaction with the command
> line or tlmgr or *ANYTHING* like that is needed - just install MacTeX,
> fire up TeXShop, and there's a standard LaTeX setup which is all the
> average Mac user can ever have now.  Local variations are simple not
> accessible to the average Mac user who's installed MacTeX.

I have "local variations" installed in ~/Library/texmf.  This has  
worked great with gwTeX and all releases of MacTeX to date.  No pain  
at all, and this is what most Mac users do, as far as I know.

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