[XeTeX] stupid question: Simple TeX Installation tool for Mac OS X available?

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Tue Jun 6 23:25:40 CEST 2006

On 6 Jun 2006, at 10:12 pm, Hans-Michael Stahl wrote:

> While trying to update to the latest version of xetex, I managed to
> completely damage my once working TeX installation with the geek-tool
> "i-installer" :-(  After that, I dumped more than 700 MByte of strange
> files under /usr/local/tetex into my wastebasket ...(what is all  
> that -
> I remember that I successfully used latex on an OS/2 System with a  
> huge
> 80 Mbyte disk many years ago and most of the 80 Mbyte was for me  
> and not
> for the TeX system).
> I just wonder if there is any more easy to use installation tool
> (without 250 ununderstandable options and settings) out there for  
> Mac OS
> X to get a working TeX installation?

You might like to try the MacTeX installer -- see <http://www.tug.org/ 
mactex/>. However, note that this does not currently include the  
latest xetex version; it should be updated within a day or two, I  


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