[tex-live] TeXlive'09 and Snow Leopard

Maxwell, Adam R adam.maxwell at pnl.gov
Wed Feb 3 20:32:16 CET 2010

On 02/03/10 11:16, "Joseph Wright" <joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk> wrote:

> On 03/02/2010 19:05, Leo wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I have taken the plunge and installed Snow Leopard from scratch. I
>> wonder if tl09 can be installed on it, or should I use mactex instead?
>> thanks.
>> Leo
> MacTeX is a wrapper around TeX Live. So even if you only want the basics
> you can use the MacTeX installer to get TeX Live 2009. (This is what I
> have on my Mac: I deselected everything except the core of TeX Live itself.)

This is what I do, also.  The main difference between MacTeX and TeX Live is
the addition of the TeX Distribution preference pane and associated symlinks
in /usr/texbin; this is handy when you need to switch between TL versions.
MacTeX also sets TEXMFHOME to ~/Library/texmf.


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