[texhax] Putting tex on a Mac

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Thu Feb 2 16:07:15 CET 2012

On Feb 2, 2012, at 9:25 AM, Michael Barr wrote:

> 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.

I would suggest using minimals instead:

http://pages.uoregon.edu/koch/BasicTeX-2011.pkg.zip (72mb)

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