[OS X TeX] MacTeX-2008

Dr. Clea F. Rees cfrees at imapmail.org
Fri Sep 5 00:33:16 CEST 2008

On 04/09/08, you seem to have written:

> Folks,
> The document "TeX Live Manager.pdf" in /Applications/TeX/Utilities/TeX Live 
> Manager explains exactly what is installed, where, and where it was obtained.

I read this before installing. The installer did not put things in the
indicated places in my case because I already had an older version of
Perl/Tk installed. The postflight script only moves the installed files
from /Library/Perl into final position if it finds no directories by
the same names in those places. For example, it installs
/Library/Perl/Tk.pm-temp. If Tk.pm is already installed - whether an
older version or not - it leaves it alone and you end up with the
(older) Tk.pm installed and the new Tk.pm-temp is left in /Library/Perl
i.e. it is not moved/renamed.

That's why I'm not sure what to do now. I still have the older version
of Perl/Tk installed and I have a bunch of temporary files/directories
in /Library/Perl.

Sorry if I'm missing something but I did not see anything in the pdf
about what to do in this situation.


> On Sep 4, 2008, at 3:03 PM, Dr. Clea F. Rees wrote:
>> My custom install went very smoothly with the MacTeX installer.
>> I wanted to install the TeX Live Manager and I used the package from
>> /Applications/TeX/Utilities/TeX\ Live\ Manager to attempt this. This
>> did not go quite as I expected. The binaries were correctly installed
>> in /usr/local/bin as far as I can tell, but other items appeared in
>> /Library/Perl:
>> 	Tie-temp/
>> 	Tk-auto-temp/
>> 	Tk.pm-temp
>> 	Tk-auto-PPC-temp/
>> 	Tk-temp/
>> 	Tk.pod-temp
>> 	fix_4_os2.pl

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