[tex-live] TEXMFHOME when using install-tl on a Mac

Alan Munn amunn at gmx.com
Thu Oct 6 01:20:11 CEST 2011

On Oct 5, 2011, at 6:07 PM, Maxwell, Adam R wrote:

> On Oct 5, 2011, at 14:18, Alan Munn wrote:
>> wouldn't it be helpful to have some fairly simple way (i.e. without much extra knowledge or extra steps) to have users choose to make their TEXMFHOME ~/Library/texmf  if they are installing on a Mac.  Ideally this would be part of the install script rather than having people edit texmf.cnf either with an editor or via tlmgr.
> It's not Mac-specific, but the install-tl script already allows you to set TEXMFHOME during setup.  In fact, it's on the same screen as TEXDIR, but it's easy to gloss over the variable names unless you know what you're looking for.

That's good to know.  So maybe a recommendation for Mac users to set it to ~/Library/texmf might be helpful?


Alan Munn
amunn at gmx.com

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