[OS X TeX] Completely uninstalling i-Installer packages: list of man pages?
bvoisin at mac.com
Tue May 13 11:29:21 CEST 2008
Le 13 mai 08 à 10:44, Christian Bogen a écrit :
> When I got a new MacBook about a month ago I did a fresh install of
> MacTeX including i-Installer and the packages that are (still)
> intended to be maintained by it (ie. Ghostscript, ImageMagick and
> Font Utilities). But I've got the MacPorts up and running on the
> machine and later decided I'd rather use the MacPorts versions of
> these tools.
> I uninstalled the "MacTeX" packages using i-Installer and in the end
> got rid of i-Installer itself. But yesterday I discovered that the i-
> Installer didn't do a very good job—it seems it left at least a
> couple of man pages scattered in /usr/local/share/man/. I'd like to
> get rid of these but I'm not completely sure which are the ones
> installed by the i-Installer packages (which come as kind of default
> with MacTeX).
> Is this already documented somewhere? Can anybody help me out with a
> complete list?
Yes, there seems to be something broken here.
Take for example the ImageMagick i-Package: inside ImageMagick.ii2
(for which the default location is I believe ~/Documents/i-Packages/),
the script ImageMagick.remove considers man files are inside /usr/
local/man, while these files are actually inside /usr/local/share/man.
This is both good news and bad news:
- Good news because OS X looks for man pages inside /usr/local/share/
man, not /usr/local/man.
- Bad news because i-Installer won't remove these files properly.
A tentative interpretation: this might happen only for the i-Packages
rebuilt (by Dick Koch I believe) for and installed by MacTeX. If you
look at /Library/i-Installer/Receipts, you'll find inside
That also seems consistent with Dick's recent pre-release of
GhostScript 8.62, specifically with http://www.uoregon.edu/~koch/Ghostscript.pdf
> Finally, ghostscript man pages are placed in /usr/local/share/man,
> and I didn’t bother to retain the old versions of these pages
Don't know where to go from here, I must admit.
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