[OS X TeX] is i-Installer still working?

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu Sep 24 14:41:43 CEST 2009

On Sep 24, 2009, at 7:01 AM, Jan Hegewald wrote:

> Many thanks for your quick answer (-:
> Am 24.09.2009 um 13:42 schrieb Maarten Sneep:
>> On Thu, 24 Sep 2009 12:57:16 +0200, Jan Hegewald <hegewald at irmb.tu-bs.de 
>> >
>> wrote:
>>> I just wanted to update my gwtex with the famous i-Installer. But I
>>> always get this error when selecting a package (e.g. gwtex) from the
>>> known packages directory:
>>> Cannot read remote table of contents. The most probable cause is a
>>> download problem.
>>> Do you have any suggestions?
>> Switch to MacTeX, gwtex is no longer maintained. For updates you  
>> can TeX
>> Live Utility, after you have installed MacTeX.
> Do I have to remove gwtex before installing MacTeX?
> Cheers,
> -- Jan


No need to remove gwTeX before installing MacTeX. The MacTeX installer  
will also install a TeX Distribution System Preference Pane that will  
allow you to switch between the two. One thing you may want to also do  
is go through your personal tree (~/Library/texmf/) and check on the  
versions, etc., of packages you may have placed there; MacTeX (TeX  
Live) is much more complete than gwTeX so you may have older versions  
of packages that are already in MacTeX.

Finally, right now MacTeX-2008 is available. We expect MacTeX-2009  
(with TeX Live 2009) to be available in a short period of time. It  
will be possible to install that and then choose between all three via  
the preference pane; just a matter of disk space.

Because of the pending update to TeX Live 2009 the 2008 version is  
frozen and using an updated Tex Live Utility will no longer work with  
the 2008 version.

Go to <http://www.tug.org/mactex/> where there is a good deal of  
information about MacTeX, multiple installations and some  
configuration changes you may need to make in GUI applications.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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