[OS X TeX] Updating MacTex and Mac OS X

Alex Hamann mailinglist at alex-hamann.de
Fri Sep 4 11:02:25 CEST 2009

On 04.09.2009, at 10:44, Peter Dyballa wrote:

> Am 04.09.2009 um 10:03 schrieb Christoph Hoh:
>> According to you, what is the best option?
> TeX and the OS are different things. In case Snow Leopard offers an  
> upgrade path from Tiger without erasing the disk, i.e., without  
> erasing your private data, you don't need to care about MacTeX. It  
> will survive.

You might have to fix a few things, though. Richard Koch posted a very  
helpful guide how to make sure TeXLive 08 works after upgrading to SL.  
I would expect TL07 to need these fixes as well.
I personally would go for the SL+TL09 approach. But there is no huge  
issue with your other options, at least in my view.

> If you want to upgrade MacTeX you can do it with the 2009 pre-release.

I think you should then monitor the TexLive mailing list to make sure  
you know about the latest issues, bugs and fixes for the pre-release  

> It has a command line utility with an optional X11 GUI named tlmgr,  
> and there is another Mac OS X application, TLU or TeX Live Utility,  
> which both can update pre-release TeX to the final version, once it  
> is released this or the next year. A bit different are Mac OS X TeX  
> applications. These can be downloaded separately.
> --
> Mit friedvollen Grüßen
>  Pete

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