[OS X TeX] MacTeX-2008

Dr. Clea F. Rees cfrees at imapmail.org
Fri Sep 5 01:25:01 CEST 2008

I believe you will only find the package if you chose to install the
GUI apps. (The GUI for tlmgr is pretty much the only reason I used this

The installer installs five binaries in /usr/local/bin as well as the
Perl module. The latter can be compiled from source using cpan, for 
example - although, as I mentioned, make test is failing for me so it
won't actually install in my case. I am not sure about the five
binaries, though.

You could download the MacTeX additions (which I think has everything 
bar TL itself) rather than the 1.15 gigs.

Or somebody could email you just the package. I'm not sure if this is
permissible, though.

- cfr

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

> On Sep 4, 2008, at 6:36 PM, Victor Ivrii wrote:
>> On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 6:03 PM, Dr. Clea F. Rees <cfrees at imapmail.org> 
>> 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.
>> TeXLive Manager is installed by MacTeX2008 (or TeXLive2008) and it
>> runs from terminal:
>> type
>> %tlmgr --help
>> The package in this directory installs Tk module for Perl which
>> provides X11 hookup for tlmgr
>> (and for texdoctk)
>> Run X11 and type in terminal
>> %tlmgr --gui
> Feeling a little foolish---I installed the new TL/mactex without any problems 
> and it works wonderfully---the command line tlmgr works too--but I am not 
> seeing the package that Clea R is referring to in my /Applications/Tex/... 
> folder. In fact I don't that the "utilities" folder at all. I didn't install 
> any of the GUI tools such as TeXShop since I already have those . . . perhaps 
> I unwittingly also failed to install the TK module as well, in doing the 
> custom install? I've looked at both the "extras" and the "MacTeX additions" 
> installers, but no Tk.
> So, where is the Tk module in MacTeX 2008--should I get the whole 
> distribution again and start over? What option to I pick in doing the 
> install?
> Or maybe there's a Tk binary out there somewhere, or something I could 
> compile from source---not knowing much about Tk, I don't even know where to 
> begin.
> TIA to all who consider this request which seems to me must have an obvious 
> answer, don't know why I can't see it myself.
> -Adam
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Dr. Clea F. Rees

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