[OS X TeX] Installing "MacTeXtras" using MacPorts

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Fri Mar 2 12:36:49 CET 2007

Am 02.03.2007 um 11:43 schrieb Bruno Voisin:

> Pete, though we have a few things in common (like taste in music)  
> and I do enjoy the quotations at the end of your messages, I must  
> admit that I do not understand why you answer questions related to  
> gwTeX and MacTeX, given you use neither of them and your  
> instructions generally do not apply to the configuration mentioned  
> by the original poster (or do not apply at all, owing to changes in  
> gwTeX and MacTeX since you last used them). I must also admit that  
> your answers are often so allusive that I simply can't understand  
> them.
> Generally I just keep quiet, but right now I don't understand the  
> acrimony in your message.

 From the discussions on this list I feel to be able to judge that  
Mac TeX did not change that much during the last twelve or 13 months.  
So I also feel able to write about internals or other things most  
list members do not care or are not interested in, that I found when  
I was working on Mac TeX 1. It's not so much bitterness that lets me  
criticise i-Installer, it's merely missing understanding why a useful  
tool was changed into something so bad and erroneous (I do remember  
how many errors were reported last autumn on this list) and so  
needlessly complex, that even more errors get introduced (what  
happens when /Library/TeX happens to exist as a sym-link?).

BTW, for me it never happened that the X11 version of gs was  
installed – and it never happened to me that xdvi was not installed  
because I had no X11 installed. Even an X11 enabled gs can be used  
for simple scripting.

OK, I'll think once more before I start to answer a gwTeX or Mac TeX  
related question!



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