[OS X TeX] Cannot change Tex Distrib. after upgrade to Maverics

Martin Wilhelm Leidig listwatch at moss.in-berlin.de
Fri May 23 09:13:29 CEST 2014

Good mprning, Herb!

Am 2014-05-23 um 00:53 schrieb Herbert Schulz:
> On May 22, 2014, at 5:47 PM, Martin Wilhelm Leidig <listwatch at moss.in-berlin.de> wrote:
>> on 2014-04-22, 19:41 you wrote:
>>> Sigh... the TeX Distribution Preference Pane is broken under Mavericks. We expect to have a fixed version for MacTeX-2014 which is presently being built and tested. Can't give a release date.
>>> If you want to go back to TL2012 please get in touch with me off-list. I have a bit of a technical method for fixing that up.
>> Could you please tell me that method, too?  I have a new MacBook running 10.9.3 and need to be able to run older TL versions when testing my own (La)TeX stuff.  Also, a client asked me for a solution.  Thanks in advance!

--> <https://www.dropbox.com/s/dxes9ktfidr2ps5/Olinol.gif> Sorry.

> What versions of the distribution do you need to switch between?

All of them.  ;-)

Well, 2010--2013 and, if possible, 2014-pretest would be great.  If I understand correctly, one could achieve that by
• re-setting a few symlinks (/usr/texbin, /Library/TeX/Root, /Library/TeX/Documentation, anything else?),
• re-setting a few shell variables (MANPATH, PATH), and
• (probably) initialising the corresponding TeXMF subtree(s), 

Regards from Ladenburg,

Martin Wilhelm Leidig, SatzTeXnik — Dante e.V. #1580
Professional TeXing and TeXnical counselling

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