[OS X TeX] Overfull
Axel E. Retif
axretif at att.net.mx
Thu Sep 5 05:28:31 EDT 2002
On Wednesday, September 4, 2002, at 01:04 PM, Gerben Wierda wrote:
> On Wednesday, September 4, 2002, at 02:46 , Bruno Voisin wrote:
>> About "Archive and Install": I hadn't used it, I used it later
>> following a suggestion from Apple Tech Support. It didn't cure
>> anything, but created additional concern. Your previous system is
>> moved to "Previous Systems/Previous System 1"; this includes not only
>> all visible directories Applications, Library, System, Developer,
>> etc., but also invisible directories like /usr etc. In particular
>> teTeX's directories are moved inside "Previous Systems/Previous System
>> 1", where they are invisible. You may then think, by looking only at
>> /usr/local/, that they are gone; they aren't, and live now in
>> "Previous Systems/Previous System 1/usr/local/". The same happens with
>> Virex's /usr/local/vscanx.
> That I would consider a bug from Apple. After all, /usr/local is an
> area they should leave alone. Do they *move* /usr or do they somehow
> copy/tar-untar/ditto it? Does anybody know?
This might be unrelated, but perhaps you want to check it out --I found
this in MacInTouch (http://www.macintouch.com) reports on Mac OS X 10.2:
> Date: Sat, 31 Aug 2002 22:48:00 -0500
> From: Daniel Sinker
> Subject: Bad 10.2 install disks?
> Last week I got a new dual 867. While importing e-mail it hung, and
> when I restarted it couldn't find the disk. I had to reinstall the
> system. From that point on I had tons of kernel panics, freezes, and
> grey-screens-of-death. The machine is now in the shop. However, my
> experince today leads me to believe the system disks I used to
> reinstall the system after a crash my first day were the cause of all
> my problems.
> Well, because I used the same disks to install 10.2 on my iBook today
> (I know... I know...) and it would give me a grey-screen-of-death
> immediately on starting up. I went to the Apple discussions and found
> someone describing the exact same thing, except that he called Apple
> about it and an hour and a half later was sent to the Apple Store to
> exchange his install disks for new ones. Low and behold, he was able to
> upgrade to 10.2 without a hitch using the new disks.
> I took the advice, went to the Apple Store, bought a brand-new copy of
> 10.2 (see, I'm legal!) and it installed PERFECTLY, the machine started
> up no problem and it's been going strong ever since.
> Interestingly, the 10.2 disks that shipped with my dual 867 couldn't be
> imaged when I tried to back them up--Toast kept crashing. Perhaps that
> should have hipped me to the problem earlier.
> Anyway, the Apple discussions are FILLED with people describing similar
> situations, and I'm thinking it could all be the result of a bad
> install disk. Spread the word.
> Dan Sinker
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