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

George N. White III gnwiii at gmail.com
Sat Oct 8 12:14:30 CEST 2011

On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 4:55 PM, Mojca Miklavec
<mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com> wrote:

> I forgot to add: I already requested user-based Preference Pane once
> (but even if Jérome didn't forget about that, it does require quite
> some changes in basic architecture).
> For "me" it would be useful for installing ConTeXt Distribution as
> well, not just for MacTeX. Users don't need root privileges to install
> ConTeXt, but installing Preference Pane requires them. (On the other
> hand there are probably not so many users without root privileges on
> Macs when compared to Linux.)

Macs are under consideration for much wider use in large organizations
where users do not have admin privileges.  On Windows users are stuck
with portable MikTeX which has some limitations compared to a full
MiKTeX with admin. tools.   A Portable MacTeX need not (cannot?)
provide all the
tools you get with full MacTeX.

George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia

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