[OS X TeX] What do I install ?

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Mon Jan 8 20:43:13 CET 2007


On 8 Jan, 2007, at 10:44 , Josep M. Font wrote:

> I am a long and satisfied user of TeX, TeXShop, i-Installer, etc...
>
> Now I am about to get a new Mac, and want to do a fresh install. I  
> am a bit puzzled by all the recent changes, discussions,  
> multiplicity of distributions and installing procedures. What  
> should I do?

I can't tell what's best for you, but I can tell you what _I_ will do  
---I'll update to the latest gwTeX distribution and will live with  
that until next year's TeXLive distro. Any packages missing or  
updated in the interim, I will download with TCOBrowser and install  
them by hand.

> [...]
>
> One particular question is whether the instructions at <http:// 
> darkwing.uoregon.edu/~koch/texshop/installing.html> are still  
> valid. If I use i-Installer, should I install that list of 8 i- 
> packages, and in that order ?

In a fresh install, I would do that, and then other i-Packages I need  
or want to try.

Best,

Axel

> What's the relation between these packages and those listed in the  
> "NewPackages" page ?
>
> Any enlightening will be appreciated.
>
> JMaF


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