[OS X TeX] Installation of MiKTeX in a Windows 7 VM under MacOSX

Claus Gerhardt gerhardt at math.uni-heidelberg.de
Fri Feb 5 00:41:58 CET 2010

I had problems with floatflt since TL 2008 or 2009. My recommendations is don't load this packages; there are better solutions for the tasks it is supposed to offer but never really achieved.


On Feb 5, 2010, at 0:17, Tom Backer Johnsen wrote:

> I have just joined this list, and I wonder if anyone has reported on problems with the installation of MiKTeX 2.8 under Windows 7 in a Parallels virtual machine?  I am simply unable to complete the install, and I cannot think of any remedies which I have not tried.  The installation breaks down somewhere in the middle every time, at different places every time I run the installation file.  On the other hand, I have to admit that I am a newbie in respect to both MacOSX and Parallels.  In other words, ignorance on my part  might be a factor.
> And, yes, I know, the next question will be, why do you not do LaTeX under MacOSX instead?  The reason is simple:  I have problems with the installation of some (at the time: one) package (floatflt) under MacTex.  I have had generous help from one user of this list (Benoît RIVET) on that particular problem, but I wonder if there may be other problems lurking around as well.  As always with computers you have to be slightly paranoid.  Computers are completely neutral, in a somewhat malicious manner.  Therefore, having more than one alternative to produce the documents you need is a good strategy.
> Tom
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