[texhax] Putting tex on a Mac

Michael Barr barr at math.mcgill.ca
Thu Feb 2 15:25:25 CET 2012

I got the following email from a friend whom I am collaborating with.  He 
has been using tex from his office and it is apparently an older version, 
or at least a not very complete.  So he decided to install it on his Mac. 
Here is his question:

I have downloaded Mac-tex from ctan –actually I have it 
on an external hard drive because
it said it would take over 24 hours to download onto my mac in my office. 
But it just sits there, I clicked
on it and it unzipped but nothing happened. Any suggestions? I think I 
will join TUG and ask them.

While joining TUG is a nice idea (and he would get the tex-live disk) the 
answers he needs are available free and I recommended he ask texhax, then 
decided to post the question myself.  I have never used a Mac myself and 
have no idea how it does things.


An ostrich is more intelligent than the average congressman.  The
ostrich does not bury its head in the sand.

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