[OS X TeX] Removing old ditributions

Richard Koch koch at math.uoregon.edu
Thu Aug 25 00:19:56 CEST 2011


If by "old distributions" you mean 2009, 2008, etc., then it is safe to remove them.

Note, however, that "TeXLive-2010" and "TeXLive-2010-64" are the SAME distribution.
So please don't remove TeXLive-2010, thinking that you'll keep TeXLive-2010-64.
This confusing situation does not occur in TeXLive-2011; for TeXLive-2011 the
Pref Pane shows just one distribution wth a choice between universal binaries
and 64 bit binaries.

Dick Koch

On Aug 24, 2011, at 2:55 PM, François Chaplais wrote:

> I currently use texlive (from macTeX) edition 2010, and I need to reclaim some disk space. Is it safe to simply remove the older distributions in /usr/local/texlive/ ? The TeX prefs pane currently points on TeXlive 2010 64 bits (I am on snow leopard).
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