[OS X TeX] manually updating things installed by iInstaller or not?

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Fri Dec 2 13:47:45 EST 2005

On 2 Dec 2005, at 19:30, Denis Chabot wrote:

> Hi,
> I was just browsing on CTAN and noticed in the "news" section that  
> some things I used, like the Memoir class, had been updated recently.
> I downloaded it and compiled it in a folder on my desktop just to  
> see what was inside. It does appear to be more recent than what I  
> have in
> /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.tetex/tex/latex/memoir
> I ran iInstaller again (full TeX package) but memoir did not change.
> Is it a good idea to place the new copy I compiled today at the  
> appropriate locations in
> /usr/local/teTeX/
> or is it better to wait until iInstaller uses this version?

That depends on how fast there is a new teTeX release. I have no idea  
when that is going to be.

> Alternatively, is it a good idea to install the new version in
> ~/Library/texmf instead?


> And if I do this, should I remove the files in /usr/local/teTeX/ ?


The ConTeXt updater works the same way. It installs in texmf.local  
and if you remove it there the old one is active again. ~/Library/ 
texmf is found before anything else.
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