[OS X TeX] Recommendations for downloading LaTEX

William F. Adams wadams at atlis.com
Tue Feb 1 16:15:55 CET 2005

On Feb 1, 2005, at 9:58 AM, Gerben Wierda wrote:

> That triggers me: what about a miniTeX option on install? Selecting 
> that
> would install the absolute minimum TeX. What should be in there? Which
> binaries form the bin directory? Which directories from texmf.tetex &
> texmf.gwtex?
> If you people can agree on a list, I can implement it in the current
> i-Package.

My suggestions:

  - pdftex
  - latex (required/core)
  - memoir
  - booktabs
  - amsmath
  - bibtex
  - makeindex (or xindy)

Then build individual packages for add-on fonts like Fourier and it 
should ``just work''.

Perhaps the best thing here would be to track what the MikTeX folks do, 
use the same filesets for .ii2 files as they use for their .cab files 
and it'd ``just work''.


William Adams, publishing specialist
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