[OS X TeX] latest TeX i-Package?

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Mon Jan 3 15:30:31 EST 2005

Am 03.01.2005 um 20:53 schrieb Gary L. Gray:

> I would like to update to the latest TeX installation from Gerben's 
> stuff, but after the recent discussion I am wondering the best way to 
> do it. I currently have installed TL 2004 from early December. Should 
> I completely uninstall it before installing the latest TL?

No, this really is not necessary. It's hard to guarantee, but you can 
be pretty sure that elder files are updated, overwritten or substituted 
with a newer version. What I did not see is what happens to outdated 
files, if for example some style or class is substituted by a newer one 
with a different name? The updating mechanism too saves some bandwidth 
because not every archive in an i-Package has to be substituted with 
the newer version.

>  Should I install TL 2004 or TL 2005?

It depends -- would you like to have something stable or are you out 
for adventures? I'm using TL2005 since a few days when I tried to 
repeat that enc failure, with the wrong TeXLive system. I can't say 
anything negative about TL2005, it just works! I did not try microstyle 
up to manipulating the font ...

>  Is there anything else I should be aware of?

Keep and maintain your texmf.local tree and do the Expert install! The 
system installed this way is a renewed copy of the old one.



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