[OS X TeX] migration from Fink to Gerben Wierda's TeX

Axel E.Retif axretif at igo.com.mx
Wed Feb 23 03:27:12 CET 2005

On Feb 22, 2005, at 5:09 PM, Joseph C. Slater wrote:

> On Feb 22, 2005, at 4:56 PM, Andrei Sobolevskii wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> Please forgive me asking a question that may sound a bit arrogant. 
>> Recently I migrated from a Linux box to Mac OS X and installed TeX 
>> along with a number of other necessary utilities using the Fink 
>> distribution.  Now that the dust has settled, I started to ask myself 
>> if this choice was optimal.
>> Thus the question: what could be advantages (if any) of migrating to 
>> Gerben Wierda's TeX?  Do you think it would be a good idea?  For one 
>> thing, it seems that the latter TeX distribution is supported better 
>> in terms of getting up-to-date packages.  Is that right?  On the 
>> other hand, nobody wants to destabilize an already working setup. 
>> Could both TeXs live together on my Mac without conflicts for some 
>> transitional period?  Did anybody perform this kind of migration?
> <snip>
> I have both installed. The fink installation is there only to satisfy 
> dependencies of fink. The following in my .cshrc file (I haven't 
> switched to bash) seems to do the trick just fine:
> source /sw/bin/init.csh
> setenv PATH /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current:$PATH

I guess that with this setup, when you use latex from Terminal.app it's 
fink's latex that gets called, right?



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