[OS X TeX] iInstaller and manually installed components

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Tue Nov 30 11:13:26 EST 2004

Am 30.11.2004 um 12:32 schrieb Enrico Franconi:

I believe that people did not understand the importance of the argument 
of Martin. The point is about *management* of libraries, i.e., update 
or removal, for which the i-installer philosophy is completely 

And because of this we should be glad to be able to use so much 
software that does not have to come with an i-Installer.

As Gerben wrote: there is a core set that is necessary and that he 
takes much care of. And there is some paraphernalia. It's our choice, 
*we* decide what this can come from, we can make any changes. And we 
can learn from the mistakes we do make ...

It might be a good idea to supply a document with descriptions on how 
to handle different mixed situations that the others don't have to 
repeat our mistakes. I just stopped at some point the installation of 
the extra i-Packages, checked my system and Fink, and decided to try it 
my way adding libwmf and Imagemagick too (?). And after a new start the 
i-Installer was (almost) satisfied!

Sometimes I do like to be responsible, to find out dependencies and 
inadequacies. Later I'll have a long time laying comfortably in my 



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