[OS X TeX] latest TeX i-Package?

Gary L. Gray gray at engr.psu.edu
Mon Jan 3 15:42:24 EST 2005

On Jan 3, 2005, at 3:30 PM, Peter Dyballa wrote:

> 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 to outdated files, if for example some style or class is substituted 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 ...

I went with TL 2004 Stable. I am not that adventurous. :-)

>>  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.

I just installed GS 8.50 and TL 2004 Stable and everything seems to be 
behaving properly, including a large manuscript that loads a mind 
boggling number of packages.

Thank you again Gerben!

-- Gary

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