[texhax] Putting tex on a Mac

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu Feb 2 15:59:57 CET 2012

On Feb 2, 2012, at 8:52 AM, Lars Madsen wrote:

> Michael Barr wrote, On 2012-02-02 15:25:
>> 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.
> That sounds like a very slow mirror, have you tried a fdifferent mirror
> As for the installation see Herberts reply, on the Mac unzip the .mpkg.zip file.
> Only on Mac does this have type of 'file' have any special meaning. For all other OS' it is just a normal folder.
> Which type of Mac are we dealing with? (which OS version)


One more thing... if you continue to have a problem with installing via the .mpkg ``file'' on the Mac please report the problem and ask for help at MacTeX-support, <http://www.tug.org/mactex/2011/support/emailform/>.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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