[OS X TeX] XeTeX fix

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Fri Oct 15 19:50:28 EDT 2004

Adding to this:

On Oct 16, 2004, at 00:33, Gerben Wierda wrote:

> Given that the cat is out of the bag, I am going to announce this on 
> both ii2-announce and Mac OS X TeX.
> 1. A new i-Installer version is out: 2.68.0. This fixes a (remotely 
> possible) bug where i-Installer runs over the standard maximum limit 
> of open files in Mac OS X (this can happen with the new TeX i-Package 
> because it has so many files inside). It can be installed from the 
> *EXPERIMENTAL* i-Directory (Known Packages) or from 
> ftp://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/comp/macosx/volumes/ii2/II2-beta.dmg
> 2. There are now 4 i-Packages in the *EXPERIMENTAL* i-Directory
> 	• TeX (contains both a TeX Live 2003 and TeX Live 2004 setup, 
> requires i-Installer 2.66 or above)
> 	• TeX Support: CM-Super (works on TeX Live 2004 and TeX Live 2003 
> ffrom the above i-Package. May work on earlier setups as well)
> 	• TeX Support: ConTeXt updater (contains a very recent ConTeXt, works 
> on TeX Live 2004, as well as TeX Live 2003 of the TeX package above. 
> May work on earlier versions)
> 	• i-Installer (now at 2.68.0, I plan to release this pretty soon (say 
> in 2 days))
> This means that with the exception of XeTeX (and that problem is under 
> investigation) the whole setup based on TeX Live 2004 works.

The TeX i-Package (in the experimental i-Directory) has been updated 
and should now handle XeTeX ok. With this package, XeTeX needs not add 
OTFFONTS or TEXINPUTS.xetex etc. though it should be best for the 
installer to check if each variable is set and if no add it.

TEXINPUTS.xelatex = .;$TEXMF/{xetex,tex}/{latex,generic,}//
TEXINPUTS.xetex   = .;$TEXMF/{xetex,tex}/{plain,generic,}//
OTFFONTS = .;$TEXMF/fonts/otf/{xetex,}//

With this, the work should be done and the new packages could lose 
experimental status. I will wait a few days for any problems to crop 

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