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