[tex-live] TEXMFHOME when using install-tl on a Mac
siepo at cybercomm.nl
Wed Oct 5 20:43:36 CEST 2011
On Wed, Oct 05, 2011 at 08:35:34PM +0200, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
> On 2011-10-05 at 12:22:58 -0400, Alan Munn wrote:
> > Most of us who use Macs install the fantastic MacTeX version of TL,
> > but every so often the odd Mac user (pun intended) installs TL
> > using install-tl. Sometimes this is in fact necessary, since
> > MacTeX requires admin access to install, so a user without admin
> > rights can't use MacTeX, I think.
> > So here's the question: what does install-tl assume is the value to
> > TEXMFHOME when it runs on a Mac?
> > This Stack Exchange question, which describes such a case
> > <http://tex.stackexchange.com/q/30494/2693>, seems to show that it
> > defaults to /home/<user>/texmf
> The default is ~/texmf, where ~ expands to $HOME on Unix and
> $USERPROFILE on Windows.
So how come that in this case TEXMFHOME points to /home/<user>/texmf
instead of /Users/<user>/texmf? This is really strange.
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