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

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu Sep 24 15:54:35 CEST 2009

On Sep 24, 2009, at 8:44 AM, Maarten Sneep wrote:

> On Thu, 24 Sep 2009 14:38:48 +0200, Juergen Fenn <juergen.fenn at GMX.DE>
> wrote:
>> Maarten Sneep schrieb:
>>> I think I would recommend you to do so, to avoid a mixup of
>>> configurations
>>> - although you can probably install without removing, and use the  
>>> tex
>>> distribution switcher to select an active one. I know a lot of  
>>> effort
>>> went
>>> into making sure different versions can peacefully coexist (with the
>>> possible exception of Fink-installed TeX) but I never needed that.
> Others
>>> may be in a better position to give a definitive answer.
>> If I remember correctly, there is no exception for TeX Live via Fink.
>> All TeX distributions can be switched via the control panel.
> But only if you ignore the instructions of the Fink team. If you  
> follow
> their instructions, then the Fink path will be ahead of everything  
> else,
> and then you get a mixed up (messed up) system.
> Maarten


See <http://www.tug.org/mactex/faq/#qm03> for a bit more information  
about dealing with Fink and MacPorts distributions. I believe both of  
those distributions are teTeX based and haven't been updated in quite  
a while.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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