[OS X TeX] MacTeX-2010

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Sep 10 14:12:41 CEST 2010

On Sep 10, 2010, at 4:47 AM, Simon Spiegel wrote:

> Hi Richard, 
> On 10.09.2010, at 01:51, Richard Koch wrote:
>> Folks,
>> Karl Berry just announced the release of TeX Live 2010. See
>> 	http://tug.org/pipermail/tex-live/2010-September/027159.html
>> Simultaneously we announce the release of MacTeX-2010. It can be
>> obtained at
>> 	www.tug.org/mactex
>> These web pages may temporarily refer to MacTeX-2009, but the MacTeX
>> link on the pages will still lead to MacTeX-2010. The web pages will be
>> updated soon.
> As always, thank you for your work. A question: If I have a pre-release of MacTeX and update it with the TeX Live Utility, will this give me the same result as installing the final MacTeX or is there any difference?
> Simon


Which pre-release do you have? If you installed the last pretest (2010/07/10?), i.e., the version that got frozen, then you'll be ok. If you have an earlier pretest there may be some differences in some binaries that may not get updated via TLU/tlmgr.

I'm not completely sure this is true but you could get a good idea if it's the frozen pretest by running

asy --version

in Terminal and if you have version 2.02 you might be golden.

If you are unsure install MacTeX-2010 over what you already have; it won't hurt anything.

I'd guess it will be about a week before the trickle of updates via TLU/tlmgr starts and then there should a brief rush since I've seen many updates since the freeze.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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