[OS X TeX] i-Installer Release Candidate 3

Gerben Wierda Sherlock at rna.nl
Wed Oct 30 15:10:25 EST 2002

RC3 is available. Changes with respect to RC2a:
	- Setting the URL of a package is now directly supported
	- It is possible to set a package that requires authentication to 
ignore that setting and run unauthenticated (menu option). That way, 
someone without administrator access could install TeX somewhere in his 
own home directory (ignore authentication and change install location). 
Note that this is useful for TeX, but it is not useful for ghostscript. 
*), so one will be limited to using pdfTeX if one does not have 
administrator access). Setting the system-wide CLI environment during 
configuration will of course also fail since write access is not 

See http://www.rna.nl/ii.html for access to i-Installer and 
http://www.rna.nl/tex.html for access to the TeX-fat volume.


PS. It seems www.ntg.nl has completely lost the macosx-tex tree (and 
that exactly at the moment that I announced i-Installer v2 and the TeX 
packages. That means that for the time being, UTAH is the only source 
of i-Packages and i-Directories,

*) The reason is that TeX is smart and ghostscript somewhat less smart 
when it goes looking for support files. Without special tricks 
(environment mainly), a relocated ghostscript will be unable to work 
because the compiled-in path will be incorrect. It is easy enough to 
set this environment for your login shell (as I do with the search path 
for TeX), but it is less straightforward for GUI applications like TeX 

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