[Mac OS X TeX] What TeX? How TeX? [was: How many TeXs for OSX...]

Gerben Wierda sherlock at rna.nl
Tue Feb 12 21:18:57 CET 2002

On Tuesday, February 12, 2002, at 07:56 , William Duckworth wrote:

> Is it possible (and would someone like to document how) to install 
> Gerben's teTeX distribution (so that one can tex, dvips, ps2pdf, 
> pdflatex, pdftex from the Terminal command line---as a bare minimum TeX 
> installation---I believe this is option (1) above)

Umm, download my distribution and click the 'Install' buttons of my 

> and install/configure/use options (2)-(8) with the Gerben-base-teTeX 
> installation in a way that allows easy customization (add my .sty, 
> .bib, etc) that doesn't get clobbered when one upgrades Gerben's stuff 
> and/or one of the packages (2)-(8) (since them are upgraded so 
> frequently)??

Umm, read the README's from my distribution including the one that shows 
up in the installer window at startup? (The answer is, for system wide 
use (all users) use /Library/teTeX/share/texmf.local and for personal 
use, ~/Library/texmf). I leave those alone when installing. Follow the 
tree structure in /Library/teTeX/share/texmf as a template or read 

> And can this be done to be compatible with fink installations of unix 
> software also?

I think this is the fink system-tetex install.


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