[OS X TeX] New i-Package releases (TeX & TeX Support)
bvoisin at mac.com
Tue Dec 26 21:30:14 EST 2006
On 27 déc. 06, at 01:13, Bruno Voisin wrote:
> On 22 déc. 06, at 01:29, Gerben Wierda wrote:
>> - The TeX i-Package (gwTeX based on a TeX Live subset,
>> texlive.ii2) has been updated:
> I've been trying to switch to the new i-Package finally (mine was
> still the one in /usr/local/TeXLive). Alas, every time I try to
> install, using the NTG repository, download halts at between 0.5%
> or 0.8% of texlive.1.tar.bz2 and stays there forever.
Having used Yale to install finally the TeXLive-based TeX i-package
(with no MacTeX installed):
- The TeX Distribution pref pane offers the choice between only:
What's the difference?
- What's the purpose of having an application /Applications/TeX/TeX
Distribution Helper, whose only function for now seems to be
launching the TeX Distribution pref pane? If that's indeed the only
purpose of the application, I see it only as a source of confusion:
the pref pane would be well enough.
- I must admit I'm not a big fan of putting TeX Distribution Helper
inside a folder /Applications/TeX. There are other distributions of
TeX out there (like Textures or OzTeX), and creating /Applications/
TeX just for one distro is like appropriating the "brand" TeX: it
feels a bit as if Firefox was creating a directory /Applications/Web
upon install, to be installed as /Applications/Web/Firefox. Moreover,
for those like me who aren't installing through MacTeX, creating /
Applications/TeX just for putting TeX Distribution Helper inside
Jérôme, Gerben, I know we had this discussion (regarding /
Applications/TeX and TeX Distribution Helper) off-list already to
some extent, but I'd be interested to see whether others are feeling
the same as me, or whether I'm just unnecessarily picky.
Regarding NTG: I had the same problem with the CM-Super i-Package as
for the TeX i-package: downloads halt shortly after beginning, and
stay forever like this. Thus there seems really to be a problem with
Regarding XeLaTeX: the ReadMe for the TeX i-Package says:
> • Promoted XeLaTeX to a format that is always enabled.
However, xetex and xelatex were unchecked in the list of packages to
build (in Expert mode). I had run "sudo rm -rf /usr/local/gwTeX"
before the install, to make sure any previous config file wouldn't be
used. Should I have also run "sudo rm -rf /usr/local/teTeX", to make
sure no config file from my (still in place) teTeX-based install
wouldn't be taken into account?
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