[OS X TeX] migration from Fink to Gerben Wierda's TeX
axretif at igo.com.mx
Tue Feb 22 21:27:12 EST 2005
On Feb 22, 2005, at 5:09 PM, Joseph C. Slater wrote:
> On Feb 22, 2005, at 4:56 PM, Andrei Sobolevskii wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> Please forgive me asking a question that may sound a bit arrogant.
>> Recently I migrated from a Linux box to Mac OS X and installed TeX
>> along with a number of other necessary utilities using the Fink
>> distribution. Now that the dust has settled, I started to ask myself
>> if this choice was optimal.
>> Thus the question: what could be advantages (if any) of migrating to
>> Gerben Wierda's TeX? Do you think it would be a good idea? For one
>> thing, it seems that the latter TeX distribution is supported better
>> in terms of getting up-to-date packages. Is that right? On the
>> other hand, nobody wants to destabilize an already working setup.
>> Could both TeXs live together on my Mac without conflicts for some
>> transitional period? Did anybody perform this kind of migration?
> I have both installed. The fink installation is there only to satisfy
> dependencies of fink. The following in my .cshrc file (I haven't
> switched to bash) seems to do the trick just fine:
> source /sw/bin/init.csh
> setenv PATH /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current:$PATH
I guess that with this setup, when you use latex from Terminal.app it's
fink's latex that gets called, right?
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