[OS X TeX] To upgrade or not to upgrade (To 10.10)

Christian Demmer chris at gcjd.org
Fri Sep 18 17:37:19 CEST 2015

On Thu, 17 Sep 2015 23:45:33 -0400, Alain Schremmer wrote:
> I just now got a Mid 2011 mac mini running a thunderbolt screen that 
> came with Yosemite on it. Remembrances of threads past say that 
> installing LaTeX on it is not going to be a peaceful operation. 
> So, what are the pro and con of keeping 10.10 against reverting to 
> 10.6? More specifically, I have two questions:

Not related to TeX, but the Mini 2011 does not support 10.6, minimum OS 
is 10.7.

You can fill the IOPlatformPluginFamily.kext with the appropriate 
plists to get Mini 2011 support (I did) but I do not recommend to do so 
anymore. I observed some kernel panics that went away after moving from 
10.6.8 to 10.8.5.

Greetings, Chris

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