[OS X TeX] Where is the compiler for Snow Leopard 10.6.8 ?

Don Green Dragon fergdc at Shaw.ca
Thu Nov 21 23:51:37 CET 2013

Hello Michael,

On 20Nov2013, at 8:55 PM, Michael Welsh wrote:

> On 21/11/2013, at 1646, Don Green Dragon <fergdc at Shaw.ca> wrote:
>> There must be a compiler that came with Snow Leopard but I may NOT have downloaded it. I think there was a "Developer's Package" that was available when I first installed Snow Leopard but I doubt that it was installed.
>> Any advice? 
> That's the way to get XCode - it's on the discs that came with your computer.

If I understand you correctly, you are suggesting that I could have put my 10.6.2 disc in the drive and then attempt  to reinstall, but only install the Xcode part! I put the 10.6.2 disc in the drive just now and I think I can see how I could have installed the complete Xcode, version 10.6.2, without disrupting the rest of the system. However, I got hold of the compiler gcc-4.2 by another means which I described in an earlier note today.

The route you suggested sounds a lot simpler but I would have ended up with a full Xcode installation which is way beyond my needs.

> For the most up-to-date version (3.2.6 I believe), go to https://developer.apple.com/downloads and download it (Apple account required). This will install the tools such as gcc that you need.

Yes but at https://developer.apple.com/downloads/index.action the download is for 

Xcode 3.2.6 and iOS SDK 4.3 for Snow Leopard   Apr 21, 2011

and the size is 4.14 GB. So I'm happy with the 580 MB install which is working here.

Thank you for the information.

Don Green Dragon
fergdc at Shaw.ca

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