[Mac OS X TeX] New teTeX.dmg release

Gerben Wierda sherlock at rna.nl
Wed Jan 23 02:26:12 EST 2002

A new teTeX.dmg has been released at 

If you are already running the previously released 
teTeX-20011202-beta.dmg there is no need to upgrade as I have moved for 
my main release to the contents of the beta. For people already running 
the beta it suffices to replace the altpdftex script with a new version. 
This can be done by downloading it from 
ftp://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/comp/macosx/altpdftex and in a Terminal 
window --- from the directory where it is located --- give the commands:

	sudo cp altpdftex /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-
	sudo chmod 775 /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-

It is of course possible that there are still unresolved issues in the 
teTeX texmf-beta that is part of the distribution. But after a month or 
so out there, there is a not a big chance that this is so.

The altpdftex upgrade enables front ends to kill it better (e.g. if 
something goes wrong with TeX and you restart the typesetting process) 
and such that temporary files are removed. If you ever need to inspect 
those temporary files you can run it by hand from a Terminal window with 
the --debug option. The temporary directory in /tmp will not be removed.

Apart from the altpdftex upgrade and the removal of the beta status (by 
me, it has still beta status from Thomas Esser but he is waiting for a 
tex program update, not any changes in the texmf tree) the installer 
program has been updated. It now has two more buttons (this is fast 
becoming a bloated app and far from the 'single button app' I envisaged 
a while ago) for removing GhostScript and teTeX from their default unix 
locations (which are the locations where I put them). You need to 
download the entire new dmg to get this functionality. I might release a 
separate removal script on my ftp site later.


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