[OS X TeX] How to download .ii2 files without i-installer?
rjmm-lists1 at fireflyuk.net
Mon Sep 12 08:07:04 EDT 2005
> From http://www.rna.nl/ii.html (it appears to me that this one is at
> least a good start if you are looking for documentation concerning the
> i-Installer TeX Distribution):
Thank you for the suggestion. I have looked, and tried to understand,
and my questions are what I have to ask after reading and trying to
understand the available documentation.
> > Welcome to the i-Installer Home page. i-Installer is a
> > network-aware installer application for Mac OS X 10.2 or higher. It
> > installs i-Packages which are directories with a name ending on
> > .ii2 and which contain a set of files.
> A quick look into the file gwrelative.iid
Thank you - can you tell me what this file is for? And could you
explain how you knew that it was the place to look for the information
needed to do what I want to do?
> (available at:
> # http://tug.org/i-packages/iid/gwrelative.iid (default)
> # http://www.ntg.nl/macosx-tex/i-packages/iid/gwrelative.iid
> # http://www.math.utah.edu/ftp/pub/i-packages/iid/gwrelative.iid
> # http://bloch.ling.yale.edu/i-packages/iid/gwrelative.iid)
> shows a lot of i-Directories where you can get .ii2
> (not files).
(Point. I'm sloppy - packages on Macs look like files, so I just call
'em files. Apologies.)
> For example, if you want to download the tex.ii2 package, look into
> gwrelative.iid (it's an XML file describing where i-Installer can find
> ii2-packages), you'll find:
> > <key>../tex.ii2</key>
> > <string>TeX</string>
> So, assuming you are looking in the default i-Directory at
> http://tug.org/i-packages/iid/gwrelative.iid, the tex.ii2 package
> resides in
> Choose the nearest mirror and download the desired .ii2 directories
> with your preferred http download client on the XP box.
Righto - thanks. This is exactly what I need to know.
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