[texhax] trouble installing TeX Collection 2013

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Wed Jul 10 02:34:32 CEST 2013

On 2013-07-09 at 19:57:14 -0400, Thomas Schneider wrote:

 > I got the DVD for TeX Collection 2013 today and started installing it
 > on my Mac OS X 10.6.8 system.
 > It seems much more complex than previous installations, with three
 > unequal parts!  This is confusing.
 > I accidently did that A4 part and so had to start over again.

This can be changed later.  No need to install again.

 > I did this by moving the /usr/local/texlive/2013
 > directory to /tmp.
 > I found that latex was no longer in my path and so I followed:
 >  Most importantly, add /usr/local/texlive/2013/bin/x86_64-darwin
 >  to your PATH for current and future sessions.
 > This was not required previously.

It was always required previously, given that you installed TeX Live.
I suppose that you installed MacTeX in the past.

 > It's not a good idea to have to change the path every year!

TeX Live supports many systems and there is no common way to adjust
PATH for all of them.

If you're on OS/X, install MacTeX instead of TeX Live.


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