[OS X TeX] Initializing New OS

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sun Jul 28 14:10:39 CEST 2013

On Jul 27, 2013, at 10:02 PM, Richard Seguin <riseguin at earthlink.net> wrote:

> On Jul 27, 2013, at 5:54 PM, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:
>> 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)
> Herb,
> Where is FixMacTeX201x.pkg? Does this fix problems of this sort in all versions of MacTeX? I'll probably be doing a migration myself within the coming year, and I understand that sometimes it does not work completely correctly, so it would be nice to have a simple tool to fix the problems.
> Richard Séguin


The FixMacTeX201x.pkg file is located in /Applications/TeX along with the GUI apps supplied by MacTeX. It is only used with the year of its date. I believe it has only been supplied with MacTeX 2012 and 2013.

Migration Assistant seems to remove a couple of simple text files that are used by the system to create the PATH and MANPATH variables used by Terminal. It also fixes /usr/texbin and any problems with the data structures that the TeX Distribution Preference Pane uses. ... I think I've got that correct. But it is set up for a particular year and can't be used universally.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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