[tex-live] homebrew mactex?

Joseph Wright joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk
Fri Nov 2 14:44:24 CET 2012

On 02/11/2012 13:39, Norbert Preining wrote:
> On Fr, 02 Nov 2012, Frazier, Tyler James wrote:
>> Is this because TexLive is installed with MacOSX and is integrated to other parts of the system?  I had a similar issue with postgres, but removed it and then did a home brew install.  I really like the cleanliness of the homebrew install, keeping everything in the same place.  Thanks! Ty
> Ok, I checked http://mxcl.github.com/homebrew/
> TeX Live is already "home brew" as it installs everything under a directory
> of your choice. (I am not sure if this is the case with normal MacTeX, but
> TeX Live native installer does that).
> Best wishes
> Norbert

That's true, but even if you only want TeX Lvie and no extras the MacTeX
installer is handy as it does the /usr/texbin business to allow easy
switching between TeX systems. I'd hope that /usr/local/texlive was a
sensible place to install TeX Live in any case: removal should you wish
to is pretty easy :-)
Joseph Wright

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