[OS X TeX] Upgrading to 2008

Gary L. Gray glgray at me.com
Mon Dec 8 15:15:57 CET 2008

On Dec 8, 2008, at 3:48 AM, soumya dipta wrote:

> I have a 2007 Tex distribution installed(and working) I am looking  
> forward to upgrade to 2008 version.
> Is there a way of upgrading my version to the latest one without  
> installing the whole distribution?

Not that I am aware of. All you need to do is download the MacTeX  
installer from:


and run it. That will give you TeXLive 2008, as well as a new version  
of TeXShop and several other apps. Note that you can switch between  
the 2007 and 2008 distributions using the TeX Distribution preference  
pane that is installed. You can also update your TeXLive 2008  
installation at any time using tlmgr, which will also be installed.  
Instructions can be found in this thread:


I hope this helps.

-- Gary

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