how local does texmf-local have to be?
I have about 6 different computers, osx and linux, different versions, some on virtual machines. can I create one
~/Dropbox/texmf-local/ folder, and ln -s it to
/usr/local/texlive/texmf-local (replacing the stub tree) on each of my 6 machines? this way, I would not need to customize individual machines. I just customize "me" once, and my modifications would propagate to any of my computers immediatley. possible?
I am positive this works with the latex input style files. they are just ASCII files that are the same across architectures.
I am not sure that it works with fonts. the resulting font files may not be platform-agnostic...or are they?
after I have hooked in such a universally shared texmf-local, do I need to run a
texhash on each machine, or only once on one machine? if
texhash writes its
ls-lR.gz into the top directory, doing it once may well be all that is needed. what about the fonts---
tex wizard help appreciated.