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

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Fri May 6 10:56:45 CEST 2005

On May 5, 2005, at 16:21, William F. Adams wrote:

> 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''

Under Tiger, not everything has been tested and I already know one 
issue which might not work (ghostscript in stall on a non-X11 system).


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