[OS X TeX] MacTeX Distribution test: XeTeX broken

Richard Koch koch at math.uoregon.edu
Fri Oct 7 11:19:06 EDT 2005


I woke up.

I teach, and then four hours from now I'll fix this. Thanks to Jonathan
for prompt debugging. Gerben actually told me about texconfig-sys
in reference to  TeXShop, but I failed to notice that it also
plays a role in the MacTeX package.


> A correction: the appropriate command to fix up a MacTeX test  
> installation is
>     sudo texconfig-sys paper a4
> or
>     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. :)
> JK

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