[OS X TeX] Announce: MacTeX-2021 Released

Richard Koch koch at uoregon.edu
Mon Apr 5 18:17:02 CEST 2021


> On Apr 5, 2021, at 8:59 AM, John Collins <jcc8 at psu.edu> wrote:
>>> It seems to be more complicated than just running the MacTeX installer, so
>>> I'll give it a try sometime later in the week...
>> Just to avoid confusion by others, using the MacTeX installer gives
>> everything and no other steps are needed. But if you have a version of macOS
>> older than Mojave, you need to use the Unix install script, and then you
>> need to run TeXDist-2021 at the end.
> The instructions for using the Unix install script are very clear and work straightforwardly without a problem.  See the instructions at
>  http://www.tug.org/mactex/mactex-unix-download.html
> (Sorry my e-mail server will mangle that address, to go via a Microsoft security servers.)
> (One question to Richard: When the the script asks whether to import settings from a previous TeX Live installation your instructions say to answer no.  Is there a reason for that?  Things seemed to be problem free when I answered yes.)
> John Collins

I didn't test "yes" and was trying to avoid unexpected problems. The TeX Live people have been very kind to the Mac and made all the default answers to install questions correct for a vanilla install. (All but paper size). Nice to know that yes also works.

I'm soon going to rewrite that Unix install page slightly so TeXDist-2021 is mentioned at the very top. Thanks to all the folks in this list for 

	1) making it clear that a rewrite is needed


	2) not complaining that TeXDist-2021 is only mentioned obscurely in the middle of the page!

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