[OS X TeX] [OT] Upgrading from Tiger to Leopard

Chris Goedde cgg.lists at gmail.com
Thu May 15 16:48:56 CEST 2008


On May 15, 2008, at 5:45 AM, Eric van der Oord wrote:

> Sorry for these simple questions, but I dont find any answer in the  
> archive.
>
> 	1. Is the 'upgrade' method safe ? Could it preserve my GW-TeX  
> settings based on i-installer, and gv ?
>
> 	2. May I prefer 'erase & install' ? In that case are there known  
> issues reinstaling TeX -- recent posts indicate problems with X11  
> and gv ?

The only correct answer to these questions is "Your mileage may vary."  
I have three macs that did simple upgrades on and I haven't had any  
problems. But other people do. I did the upgrade precisely because I  
didn't want the hassle of reinstalling all the TeX stuff, and I  
haven't regretted it.

If you have a spare disk and a copy of SuperDuper or Carbon Copy  
Cloner, then you might try making a duplicate of your existing drive  
and then trying the straight upgrade. If you're unhappy, you can  
always go for erase and install afterwards.

-- 
Chris

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