Re: [OS X TeX] MacTeX DVD has arrived (DANTE edition) – What should be paid attention for?

Alex Hamann mailinglist at
Tue Dec 9 22:19:23 CET 2008

On 09.12.2008, at 20:41, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> On Dec 9, 2008, at 2:22 PM, Friedrich Vosberg wrote:
>> Morning.
>> I've read a lot of things regarding TeX Live 2008, particularly  
>> concerning a bug in tlmgr.
>> I have not enough data volume available in my internet tariff to  
>> load the most current MacTeX/TeXLive bundle from CTAN or another  
>> recommended server. So I ask you: How can I install MacTeX 2008 on  
>> my Mac in the very best, easiest and most maclike way?
>> Thanks a lot in advance for any hints!
>> Kind regards, Friedrich
> Howdy,
> From the subject of this message it appears that you should look at  
> the DVD since it has MacTeX 2008 ion it.
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

Alternative: install the "Basic" version of MacTeX. Smaller, but with  
tlmgr you just add what you tink is missing.
Concerning the bug: just make sure to update tlmgr first and all  
other packages only afterwards. (See this list for details)


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