[OS X TeX] TeX on Yosemite

Ettore Aldrovandi ealdrov at math.fsu.edu
Fri Oct 17 07:38:04 CEST 2014


I did my first update Mavericks -> Yosemite just now. 

(1) I did not experience the long delays reported elsewhere, presumably because my texlive is a pure Darwin install in /opt/texlive.  In the end the upgrade took more or less the promised 22 minutes (on a late 2009 iMac 27). 

(2) The update partially blows XQuartz away and replaces it with the stub, I think.  What definitely happens is that the symbolic links in /usr pointing to the actual binaries under /opt/X11 are removed. Instead of XQuartz.app the Finder reports X11 under the customary location /Applications/Utilities.  Double clicking the X11 icon ends up executing the real XQuartz server. However, anything referencing shared libraries under /usr/X11/lib will fail.  Case in point is xdvi and, maybe, the X11-aware version of Ghostscript. (I use a homebrew installed ghostscript.)

(3) Texlive appears to work normally.

—Ettore Aldrovandi

> On Oct 16, 2014, at 10:06 PM, Richard Koch <koch at math.uoregon.edu> wrote:
> Folks,
> Several people wrote messages about TeX on Yosemite during the
> beta testing period. Apple released Yosemite today,
> so I thought it would be useful to have
> a web page summarizing the main things we know. Below is a first crack
> at such a page; we may add this page to the MacTeX site after
> appropriate editing and a little further experience.
> <yosemite.html>
> Dick Koch
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