[OS X TeX] Local Switcher and TeXLive2008
gerhardt at math.uni-heidelberg.de
Thu Sep 4 01:16:25 CEST 2008
The short version: Local Switcher doesn't mess around with the System,
instead it installs a symbolic link to the tex distribution in ~, as
well as a link to the man pages. Installation of texlive is also clean
and transparent, since only texlive's installer script, install-tl, is
run with the default options.
The long version: See the link below.
I am not claiming that MacTeX's installation is not transparent, but
to me it is a black box that messes around with the System, which I
don't like. Removing Local Switcher's texlive installation and the
symbolic links is easy: Move the two symbolic links in ~ and /usr/
local/texlive/2008/ to the trash.
On Sep 4, 2008, at 0:28, Herbert Schulz wrote:
> On Sep 3, 2008, at 3:55 PM, Claus Gerhardt wrote:
>> In order to install texlive2008 with the help of Local Switcher
>> version 7 of Local Switcher is necessary.
> Just curious. What does Local Switcher do that isn't also done by
> the TeX Distribution System Preference Pane?
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest.com)
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