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

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Nov 22 05:42:09 CET 2013

On Nov 21, 2013, at 4:51 PM, Don Green Dragon <fergdc at shaw.ca> wrote:

> 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.


The old installer disks used to have an Extras folder which contained things like Developer Tools or Xcode. They were a separate install.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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