[OS X TeX] Getting 10.1 tcsh behaviour in 10.2, do NOT follow the README

Martin Costabel costabel at wanadoo.fr
Tue Sep 10 06:14:40 EDT 2002

Gerben Wierda wrote:
> In short: the instructions in  /usr/share/tcsh/examples/README are 
> misleading/wrong. Too bad they are there and everybody is copying them. 
> Now there will be many systems with broken ~/.login files and even when 
> Apple decides to repair the mess it will be too late. The damage will be 
> done.

Just a remark: In 10.1, the file /usr/share/init/tcsh/README already 
contained exactly the same nonsense. The difference was that the files 
/etc/csh.* were correct by default in 10.1 and are useless in 10.2.

So in 10.1, the best action for a user was the natural thing, namely to 
ignore the README file and do nothing, except perhaps create their own 
~/Library/init/tcsh/ directory. There was a lot of confusion, too, 
because of advices floating around everywhere about what to put into 
~/.tcshrc, ~/.cshrc, ~/.login and/or files in ~/Library/init/tcsh/.

In 10.2, the user *must* configure their tcsh startup scripts.
You are right, Apple screwed this one up in a big way.


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