[OS X TeX] installing TeX-Fat.dmg: BSD subsystem

Gerben Wierda Sherlock at rna.nl
Mon Oct 28 19:20:43 EST 2002

On Sunday, Oct 27, 2002, at 17:55 Europe/Amsterdam, Gerben Wierda wrote:

> I do not know, but I'm fairly unhappy about Apple lowering the 
> standards wrt the availability of unix stuff here. As I do understand 
> and support their insistence on GUI-stuff, there is nothing wrong with 
> GUI-stuff using Unix stuff in the back, IMO.
> This change (where Apple's Mac OS X in fact is a rather 'broken' unix 
> by default as much of what is standard part of unix is missing) has 
> delayed i-installer v2 because I want to work around this so that 
> i-installer v2 will work on systems without the BSD subsystem 
> installed. The solution is that i am going to copy those parts of the 
> BSD subsystem that I need into my own app. This is suboptimal, but the 
> only way out.

I feel the need to add that I have been too harsh in my comment here. 
Apple offers the option *not* to install the BSD subsystem. The 
availability of the BSD subsystem is still default. My apologies.


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