[OS X TeX] Waterloo problem

Vic Norton vic at norton.name
Tue Jun 23 21:06:43 CEST 2015

On Jun 23, 2015, at 1:07 PM, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:

>> On Jun 18, 2015, at 4:49 PM, Vic Norton <vic at norton.name> wrote:
>> I tried downloading the new MacTeX package from the Waterloo mirror
>>  http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/CTAN/systems/mac/mactex/MacTeX.pkg
>> a couple of times. The download was successful both times, but the
>> installation failed right away.
>> Then I downloaded the MacTeX package from
>>  http://mirror.ctan.org/systems/mac/mactex/MacTeX.pkg
>> I don't know what mirror the package came from, but I had no problem
>> installing it.
>> Is the Waterloo package busted? Maybe someone else could try it.
>> Regards,
>> Vic
> Howdy,
> Did you check the md5 sum on the downloads as suggested in the `Installation Errors' section on the MacTeX download page, <http://www.tug.org/mactex/mactex-download.html>?
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

Thanks for the recommendation, Herb. I downloaded the MacTeX package from Waterloo again. The md5 sum was not anything like the tug.org sum:


I have no idea how to get in touch with the appropriate people in Waterloo, but their MacTeX package is no good.



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