[OS X TeX] How to update MacTex

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu Oct 2 23:46:38 CEST 2008

On Oct 2, 2008, at 4:36 PM, Jung-Tsung Shen wrote:

> On 10/2/08, Victor Ivrii <vivrii at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Oct 2, 2008 at 5:01 PM, Jung-Tsung Shen <jushen at gmail.com>  
>> wrote:
>>> I keep wondering why the user friendly Mac does not have a (La)TeX
>>> package manager as that in MikTeX yet? Are there serious technical
>>> barrier? The feature will be very useful to the beginners (including
>>> me).
>> Surprise, surprise! It has now! If you have MacTeX2008 type t tlmgr
>> --help in terminal
>> and updates are coming faster than to MikTeX!
> Thanks for the information. I was happy with my then current setup so
> I did not upgrade. Now there's enough incentives ... :-) Since I
> haven't installed yet, so the question: is this tlmgr only updates the
> existing packages, or it does grab something that is being called but
> not installed?
> JT


It only updates items that are, or become, part of TeX Live. But TeX  
Live (MacTeX) is very complete basically not including things on CTAN  
that have non-freely-distributable licenses (like foiltex).

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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