[OS X TeX] MacTeX Distribution test: XeTeX broken

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Fri Oct 7 07:56:12 EDT 2005

On 7 Oct 2005, at 12:04 pm, Jonathan Kew wrote:

> On 7 Oct 2005, at 12:47 am, Herbert Schulz wrote:
>> Subject: MacTeX distribution testing
>> Thanks to Jonathan Kew, Dick Koch, Gerben Wierda, Herb Schulz, and  
>> many
>> others, an enhanced TeX distribution for MacOSX is available for
>> testing.  If you're interested, please see http://tug.org/mactex.
>> The "MacTeX" package is based on Gerben's gwTeX, and also installs
>> XeTeX, TeXShop, and more.  The distribution as a whole also  
>> includes a
>> number of other applications and documents for your perusing and
>> installation pleasure.
> I believe the current test package includes a broken XeTeX setup;  
> I'm investigating this. Currently, it may help to run:
>     sudo fmtutil-sys --missing
> in Terminal after installation. But obviously, this is not an  
> acceptable situation.

A correction: the appropriate command to fix up a MacTeX test  
installation is

     sudo texconfig-sys paper a4
     sudo texconfig-sys paper letter

as appropriate.

The MacTeX installer will also have created a bunch of config files  
and formats, etc., in ~/Library/texmf; this is incorrect, and those  
should normally be discarded. (However, note that if you already had  
personal stuff in ~/Library/texmf, you'll probably want to keep that,  
so be careful about trashing things!)

I hope Dick will be able to find time to build a new MacTeX package  
fairly soon, incorporating the texconfig-sys correction -- once he  
wakes up over there on the west coast. :)


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