[XeTeX] Where download Vanilla XeTeX

Vasile Gaburici vgaburici at gmail.com
Wed Aug 13 14:11:53 CEST 2008

You are mistaken about where the svn install script puts the new
binaries. It will track down, following symlinks if necessary, and
will overwrite your existing xetex and xdvipdfmx binaries that it
finds in your PATH. You need to edit the install script if this is not
what you want.

On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 2:58 PM, Bruno Voisin <bvoisin at me.com> wrote:
> Le 13 août 08 à 12:14, Paolo Matteucci a écrit :
>> Just one last question: as far as you/anybody know/s, will
>> MacTeX-2008 override the files in my current TeX installation, or
>> will it create yet another directory structure on my machine?
> MacTeX-2008 will create a new directory structure /usr/local/texlive/
> 2008, and install everything there (plus applications and ReadMe files
> inside /Applications, and -- if you decide to use the GUI for the new
> TeX Live Manager -- Perl/Tk inside /Library/Perl and /usr/local/bin).
> The rest of the answer depends upon whether you're currently using
> MacTeX-2007 or gwTeX:
> - MacTeX-2007 installs inside /usr/local/texlive/2007 and creates a
> folder /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local for your local additions. This
> latter folder takes precedence, in the sense that /usr/local/texlive/
> texmf-local is searched before /usr/local/texlive/<year>/texmf-dist.
> Now, when you compile XeTeX from source, if I'm not mistaken the
> binaries are installed inside /usr/local/texlive/2007 and other files
> (LaTeX packages, formats etc.) inside /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local.
> Hence, when later you'll install MacTeX-2008, it's advisable to erase
> all XeTeX-related components from /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local to
> avoid them interfering with those in MacTeX-2008.
> - gwTeX installs inside /usr/local/gwTeX and creates folders /usr/
> local/gwTeX/texmf.pkgs for local additions and /usr/local/
> gwTeX.texmf.local for TeX admin overrides (formats etc.). I don't
> remember in which of the two XeTeX is installed when compiled from
> source.
> In any case, given you seem to be using gwTeX currently, a later
> install of MacTeX-2008 will be completely unaffected by anything
> you've installed for gwTeX. Just make sure, after installing
> MacTeX-2008, to select TeXLive-2008 in the TeX Distribution system
> pref panel.
> Bruno
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