[OS X TeX] fink tetex vs. i-installer

William F. Adams wadams at atlis.com
Thu May 5 16:21:28 CEST 2005

On May 4, 2005, at 7:27 AM, Armin Goralczyk wrote:

> I am new to the list, so this might have been discussed before (Sorry).
> With my Tiger upgrade I thought switching from fink tetex to 
> i-installer tetex. Can anybody explain the differences, drawbacks or 
> advantages of either one.

fink normally hides things away in a special directory
i-Installer uses standard system directories

fink is tested to work w/ other fink-installed things
i-Installer is guaranteed to work w/ things which expect files to be in 
standard locations

i-Installer is the norm for projects like TeXshop, iTeXmac, XeTeX, &c. 
to work with and ``just works''


William Adams, publishing specialist
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