[texhax] Fwd: Re: unable to install texlive

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Tue Sep 1 02:55:44 CEST 2015

As Herb didn't send this to the list, I'm forwarding his message, 
because I think it's important and explains the mechanism of MacTeX:

-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: Re: [texhax] unable to install texlive
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 19:47:40 -0500
From: Herb Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com>
To: Axel E. Retif <axel.retif at mac.com>

> On Aug 31, 2015, at 7:15 PM, Axel E. Retif <axel.retif at mac.com> wrote:
>> On 08/31/2015 05:14 PM, Schneider wrote:



On the DVD the MacTeX install is done in two stages. The first part is 
to install  standard TeX Live using a configuration file that changes 
TEXMFHOME, etc. The second part is a pkg that installs all the extra 
configuration that allows for easy distribution switching using a 
preference pane plus the latest GhostScript and, finally, a group of GUI 
apps. This is done to save space on the DVD.

Good Luck,
Herb Schulz

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