[OS X TeX] Initializing New OS

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sun Jul 28 00:54:53 CEST 2013

On Jul 27, 2013, at 5:38 PM, Charlie Ros5e <ros5e at odorf.us> wrote:

> Gentlefolk,
> I've been using my MacBook with Snow Leopard and TexShop 2.xx for a long time. Now I've bought a new Mac with Mountain Lion, and I'm going to initialize/populate it using my Time Machine MacBook backup disk. I'll continue to use the MacBook occasionally as it is, but I'll have to update TexShop to 3.yy on the new machine – and therein lies my question. How should I do that? Should I try to first erase the 2.xx installation … or … should I just download the current 3.yy version, and install it where 2.xx now lives? Or something else?
> I have a gnawing feeling that this simple question has already been discussed and answered, and if that's true I apologize. I'm more swamped this summer than I've been in years! Moving from the U.S. to Germany ain't easy.
> With many thanks …
> ____________________________________________
> Charlie Rose
> Oberaudorf, Oberbayern, Deutschland


You can certainly just download TeXShop 3.21 and overwrite your 2.xx version. Go to <http://pages.uoregon.edu/koch/texshop/texshop.html> and click on Obtaining to go to the download link.

However... What version of MacTeX (i.e., TeX Live) are you using. If you are not using MacTeX 2013 and don't mind the big download I'd download and install the full MacTeX 2013 distribution obtained from <http://www.tug.org/mactex/>. You can then update the TeX Live 2013 to the latest package versions using TeX Live Utility.

If you don't install the latest MacTeX but have 2012 or 2013 already you should `install' FixMacTeX201x.pkg to fix up some links and PATH settings that might get messed up by doing the transfer from your Time Machine Backup (which I believe goes through Migration Assistant).

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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