[OS X TeX] MacTex Distribution Updates?

Alex Hamann Alexander.Hamann at stud-mail.uni-wuerzburg.de
Thu Nov 15 10:43:03 CET 2007

Just one quick (sorry, I am in a hurry right now) comment on this:
Check out the archive of this list, we had a discussion on this a  
while ago. There you can find information on the update policy of the  
MacTeX distro.
Note that iInstaller will not necessarily update the packages even if  
we should get an update from Gerben. If you want up to date packages  
there are really only two ways: install by hand or the Miktex package  
manager (mpm) which comes for Unix as a command line tool (again  
searching the archive will show you that a number of people are  
happily using it - including myself).



Am 15.11.2007 um 09:47 schrieb Michael Roessner:

> Hello,
> is there anywhere a announcement of new releases of the "MacTeX  
> Distribution" anywhere on the http://www.tug.org/mactex/ Website?
> There is actual the information that MacTeX based on TeX Live 2007  
> is released in Februrary 2007 (http://tug.org/twg/mactex/) but if i  
> download the .DMG File, the installer notifies me that the MacTeX  
> Distribution is from September 2007. I found no information to this  
> case on the website. So if i not downloaded the whole .dmg file -  
> maybe i did not recognize that there is a new version of the  
> distribution out in the world.
> On the MacTeX Updates and Additional MacTeX Packages site (http:// 
> www.tug.org/mactex/morepackages.html) there is also no information  
> about the September Release of the whole distribution.
> I have with the MacTeX TeX Live 2007 distribution no possibilites  
> to update automatically the different packages which are changed, or?
> The alternative is using the Gerben Wierda's Distribution and check  
> for updates over the i-installer.app.
> But Gerben Wierda seems not to update his distribution anymore. The  
> last Updates are from spring 2007.
> So, is it better to switch from gwTeX to TeX Live 2007 from the  
> MacTeX Distribution?
> There are plans to release an update programm like i-installer.app  
> for the MacTex TeX Live Distribution?
> Thansk and Regards
> Michael
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