[OS X TeX] iInstaller and manually installed components

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Mon Nov 29 16:07:40 EST 2004

On 29 nov 2004, at 21:56, Peter Dyballa wrote:

> I chose to *add* to the usual path first /usr/local/bin, than /sw/bin, 
> and than /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current. So Fink 
> binaries can come before those from the i-Packages. And I have the 
> opportunity to install not that ready software by hand into 
> /usr/local/bin. I did this too because I've chosen to let Fink install 
> 'unstable' software that's quite fresh. If you choose to be supplied 
> only with 'stable' Fink software then there shouldn't be any need to 
> prefer /sw/bin before 
> /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current. i-Packages and 
> stable Fink packages probably are of similiar age.

Eh, no. i-Installer TeX is newer than Fink *unstable*, as far as I 
know. And your order, allows for very easy intermixing of Fink and 
i-Installer teTeX that causes a lot of headaches, especially for 
Gerben. Just keep it in mind next time you seem to have trouble with 
TeX. To test that, take out the /sw/bin part of your path, run the 
configuration stage of the i-Installer package and check to see if the 
problem persists. If it's cured: you've found the culprit.

> Indeed you should take some care *not* to install Fink's teTeX by 
> accident when you try to install AUCTeX, xdvi or any other packages.

The ease with which Fink will mess up your system has kept me from 
using it.


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